“I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man. Keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn.” (1 Kings 2:2-3)
These are David’s final words of wisdom for his son, Solomon, before he died. A father exhorting his son to be a strong man for the sake of his family and his country.
Biblical manhood is nothing like the picture of masculinity that our culture portrays today. Being manly has nothing to do with drinking beer, partying, acting like a fool, and objectifying women.
Real men follow God. They act with courage and strength to do the right thing even when it is hard. They sacrifice for their loved ones and for causes that are greater than themselves. They serve with dignity and self-control.
We need more men – real men. This foolish and destructive image we have given our youth today is making us soft and sinful.
“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” (1 Cor 16:13)
Matt 4:4 #Biblebites