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Read the Bible
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” (Psalms 1:2, KJV)
The Bible tells us of all God’s commands for men. This includes what in means to be an authentic man of God.
We can’t know God’s commands if we don’t read his written word. There is no knowledge more important than that which is contained within the Bible.
Over the centuries since the Bible’s completion, everything has been tweaked or improved. We have found everything to have weaknesses that needed fixed. Everything except the Bible.
No book contains more important information than the Bible. Because the bible handles truths outside of man’s mental reach when unassisted by God.
The Bible also contains unlimited wisdom for any season of life. Including hard and dark times. Which befall men when they forget or ignore the light of the Bible.
Men should use nothing but the Bible to create the rules for their lives. Be it routines, habits, or general standards for conducting their lives.
Men must only believe that which does not contradict the Bible. No man can be a loyal servant of Christ and not love every word in the scripture.
Pray About Everything
“Pray without ceasing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17, KJV)
Pray about everything.
Prayer is how we communicate with God and needs to be as effortless as breathing. This display as venting our frustrations, pleading for help, or telling Him how thankful we are for all He’s provided.
I recommend giving a prayer journal a try for anyone who finds it hard to focus during prayer. When using a prayer journal, you can look back over time to see how God answered your prayers. This is not as easily down by memory alone.
Write your prayer out in full sentences. Similar to how one would write in a normal diary. But when writing, do so to God.
If writing out your prayer in full sentences is too much, try using bullet points. This will still help guide your heart and mind with less cognitive load.
Study God’s Word
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV)
Studying the Bible is essential because it is the primary source of wisdom and guidance. The Bible is the only place we can find the principles by which God wants us to live.
By studying the Bible, we gain a deeper understanding of God’s will and purpose for our lives. This is also where we learn how to apply biblical principles to our daily struggles and challenges.
The Bible is the most powerful tool for spiritual growth. It helps believers to develop a close relationship with God and become more like our King in our attitudes and behavior.
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” (1 John 4:11, KJV)
This love, as defined by Thayer’s Greek lexicon, is “to wish well” and to “regard the welfare of”.
Christian men are called upon to emulate the love of Christ by loving, or regarding the welfare of, each other without condition.
Loving unconditionally requires a man to set aside his ego and see his brothers and sisters in Christ as fellows created in the image of God. This means loving others with no expectation of reward and irrespective of the other person’s actions.
We are also told to love our enemies in Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:27 and 6:35. This love is the same word used in 1 John 4:11. But remember that “love your enemies” does not mean to have no enemies, for Christ himself had many.
“Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.” (Psalms 139:21-22, KJV)
While Christian men are called upon to love unconditionally, they are also called to hate evil. Jesus is kind and gentle to his sheep, but fierce to those who push evil.
It’s our job to love the same way, because being fierce against evil and the men who push it is loving to our families.
Hating evil means recognizing it for what it is, standing up against it, and refusing to compromise with it. By hating evil, Christian men are not only upholding their faith but also contributing to the well-being of society.
Protect the Family
“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” (1 Timothy 5:8, KJV)
Christian men have a responsibility to protect their families. The Bible teaches that the family is the foundation of society. God created a family first, not a government, or business, or some other organization.
It is the responsibility of men to provide for and protect the family unit. This means creating a safe environment in which their spouse and children can thrive. This includes the command for men to lead their families with wisdom, faith, and compassion.
We must take back the family. We must build strong family units because God’s glory will appear dull to the world if we let the enemy continue to damage and destroy the Biblical family structure.
Recruit for Christ
“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:6-7, KJV)
We, as Christian men, have a responsibility to share our faith with others and recruit for Christ. Christian men are called upon to use their words and actions to show the masculinity of Christ to those around them.
This means sharing the gospel with others, planting and watering the seeds Paul mentions, and helping them to see the transformational power of a life lived in faith.
By recruiting for Christ, Christian men are contributing to the growth of the Church and the building Christ’s kingdom in this world. It’s our duty to be unapologetic about the truth of the gospel and the hope that it offers to all who believe.
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