Alan explains why we should care about God’s view of how we should use our bodies.
If God made us, He knows best how we’re supposed to function; we should listen to Him. We have an illustration. Many of you probably know that GoPro recently announced their newest action cam, the GoPro HERO7 Black, and it’s got all kinds of new features. You’ll notice the video is incredibly stable, even if you’re jumping on a mountain with a mountain bike—I mean, a whole bunch of new advances, all right?
Now, let me ask you a question: Who are the best people in the world to explain to a GoPro HERO Black owner what are the best ways to take care of your GoPro? Like, what are the heat tolerances? How far underwater can you take this GoPro camera? How do you mount a GoPro camera on a helmet or on a chest harness? Who are the best people in the world to explain that? Tell me. Yeah, the people who make it, right? The engineers at GoPro. They’re the ones who best know because they’re the ones who designed, who produced, who manufactured the GoPro.
And indeed, if you go to GoPro’s website, or you buy a GoPro, you’ll notice they have a whole set of instructions about how to mount your GoPro—you know, the best way to do it. What are some of the [instructions]? [Here’s] how far underwater you can take your HERO7 Black: It’s waterproof up to 33 feet. [Here are] all the details about how much heat you could put it under, how cold you can put it under. The engineers who manufactured, who designed the GoPro camera are the ones who best understand how it’s supposed to function.
And in the same way, since God is our engineer, we should pay attention to Him as to how we are best supposed to function, as well. And of course, we get that information through Scripture.
So remember, we said, look, God created human beings male and female, He separates the male and female, and then, because they’re separate, the male and female come back together to create something that is more whole than by themselves. And this is why God commands a man to leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
So God creates humanity, separates the male and female, and that’s why He says, in marriage, they come together again to create a one-flesh union. And we see this in Genesis 2: “The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’ For this reason…”—for what reason? Because woman was taken out of man, because the man and the woman were taken apart—“a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.”