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 ” ‘This only have I found: God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes’ (Ecclesiastes 7:29).”

What I am going to say is going to sound terribly sexist in today’s modern world, but I’m going there anyway. The lack of leadership of men when it comes to women has turned the former into clowns and the latter into lost souls.

This week a female reporter walked into a professional football locker room full of naked men and heard catcalls and degrading remarks from them. The way the woman was treated is now under investigation by the National Football League.

My question, and that of some of the players is “what in the world is an attractive woman doing walking around a room of naked men?”. Her right to be there in terms of her job as a reporter is beyond question, but the insanity of the whole system speaks of political correctness gone awry.

I heard a preacher recently say that the problem with our culture is that feminism has gone beyond the “women are equal” mantra to a “women and men are the same” emphasis.  I couldn’t agree more, and the results are devastating, especially for Christian men.

In our homes, we are Jesus to our families. In the pecking order of the Trinity, God the Father gave God the Son (Jesus) responsibility to teach His Word to a select group. The Father also gave Jesus the responsibility to protect them. Jesus did His job in spades (John 17:6-12).

In our world today, men have abdicated their responsibility to lead and protect.  Our culture eggs them on, too, telling them that men and women have the same roles.

Men have in some fashion gladly accepted this.  Since they have no responsibility, the consequences are off their shoulders and they are free to go after their own pursuits.

This leaves their women leaderless and open to immorality and other evils. The wise man of Proverbs describes a woman who tempts a man to come home with her and engage in adultery.

Where was the huband when this was going on? He was away from home, apparently for an extended period, using his money to do his own thing (Proverbs 7:6-23). Thus, his wife was left adrift to seek her passions.

This morning I read something by the same author which would make the skin of many of today’s women crawl. He wrote,

 “Look,” says the Teacher, “this is what I have discovered:
       “Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things-

 while I was still searching
       but not finding—
       I found one upright man among a thousand,
       but not one upright woman among them all (Ecclesiastes 7:27-28).”

Viewing this through my own cultural grid, I thought this was a pretty outlandish statement. Then I looked at it a little more closely.

One only has to do the math. There is only one godly man in a thousand. As a result, there are no godly women because there are no spiritual men to lead them.

If there are no godly women, I blame the men, including myself. This sounds incredibly gauche in our 21st century society, but sorry, I think the Bible still speaks to us today.

It is not my place as a man to question whether women are willing to let their men lead today. I think the women have to decide that.

Yet, this doesn’t negate our responsibility to try, even if there is resistance. Given the state of maledom today, the rebellion is probably justified.

NFL great Roger Staubach, famous 3o years ago, called today’ game “wussy” this week in comparison to the one he played. This makes sense to me because today’s men are wusses, me included.

It doesn’t have to stay that way, though. We can put aside our NFL, trips to the bar or Starbucks (a personal “ouch” there) and other hobbies and pursuits and lead and love our wives and kids. Then, there might be a return to godliness.

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