Are Men Supposed to Provide Covering?
by Clarence Boyd on October 16th, 2016

​The assumption is that “everything God created was created to be covered!” David confirmed this assumption when he wrote: “Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” (Psalm 91:3, 4) The Father, Himself, provides covering for those who put their trust in Him. Over and over again the Lord proclaims that He is committed to providing covering for mankind.  We also know that God has always wanted His presence represented in the earth. God created the male-man with His hands and gave him the responsibility for guarding and taking care of the Garden of Eden.

Let it be understood that God gave dominion to both the woman and the man.  However, it is clear that at the time Adam was placed in the garden he was physically alone.  He was directed to provide covering for the garden and to maintain the order that had been established in it. This responsibility was preparation for the future when Adam would be challenged to provide covering for Eve while communicating to her what the Father had communicated to him.

Covering is critical and provides men the opportunity to represent God’s presence in the earth. When men are taught that they are the foundation of the home and the family, they must understand that this means to cover those who have been placed under their care. Sons must be taught that they will be responsible to lead their families and to make sure that the spirit of their homes reflects the heart and mind of their Creator.

Thus the question: “Are men supposed to provide covering?” I invite you to share your response to this question and know that your input will help other men to think about this in light of their own families and homes. We anticipate hearing from you and thank you in advance for your input.


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