Lately I have sat down with guys who are trying to prove to me how much of a man they really are.

I know they are trying to prove this to me because they talk about eating steak, drinking, listening to heavy music, punching preachers who don’t preach sound doctrine or punching their team who are not following orders. They boast about how much they are having sex with their wives or how little sleep they get because of how hard they work etc.

This all comes across as hollow and show boatey.

When I hear these guys talk like this my mind is flooded with questions.

What should a man do?

What does the Bible say a man should be?

If we are wrong about what a man is where did we get this distorted view of manhood?

When I look at passages which talks about wheat men should be (Proverbs, 1 Timothy 3, Ephesians 5) and I look at Jesus I see that God is concerned with character rather than characteristics.

God is more concerned with if we are men who love and who keep our word than if we eat steak and listen to Metallica.

Why?

Because God is concerned with character rather than characteristics

A biblical man is one who loves the people around him, does what he says he will do, reads his Bible and prays, attends church regularly, fights sin, and loves Jesus. He is a man even if he is a vegan who listens to Taylor Swift, drives an automatic and does ballet in his spare time.

Why?

Because God is concerned with character rather than characteristics

Conversely, you could be a guy who drinks beer or scotch, drives a ute, plays football, likes his steak with an extra side of steak, listens to metal and still be a little boy because you don’t love the people around you, you don’t do what you say you will do, you don’t read your Bible and pray, you go to church when you feel like it, and you aren’t grieved over your sin.

Why?

Because God is concerned with character rather than characteristics

Are you a biblical man?

 

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