Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Having No Hands

In dealing with mysteries, wisdom is essential, and a set of wooden rules is useless. The Bible teaches us here that the relationship between the sexes is a profound mystery. This is true from the very inception of interest all the way through the fiftieth wedding anniversary. Paul tells us this explicitly: “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church” (Eph. 5:31–32). Those who want the formation of this great mystery to be reduced to a simple checkoff list want something that cannot be. For those who have no hands, wisdom has no handles.
Douglas Wilson, Future Men, pg. 147.

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