I hope you enjoyed the series on what a godly man looks like that we discussed this week!
Relationships are an important topic for Christians to address, but often times are a tricky topic to discuss.
One of the biggest issues that currently plagues our world is the topic of broken men and women. We will talk about women in the coming weeks, but today we are speaking of men.
We see the rates of fatherless homes skyrocketing each year, the number of sexual assault scandals at an all-time high, and abusive marriages making news on the regular.
When you call for men to be hero’s and women to be damsel’s in distress it creates a society of master and slave, which is the opposite of what God intended.
God specifically created man and woman differently, each with different roles, but with the same equality.
We live in a society that calls for men to play the role of Superman, which is ideologically not healthy!
God calls men to protect, to be the stronghold in the family, but he does not call them to be the savior. Why? Because he already sent his own.
Beth Moore put it this way: “Don’t save us then refuse to listen to what we have to say. Don’t deliver us then dismiss us. Don’t show us the way then shoo us away.”
Ladies, if he exhibits these qualities, you could be entering a possibly dangerous relationship.
There are so many great Christian men in the world who will work each day to respect you and the covenant you have entered into with God.
These things all go for you too. If you are quick to snap and quick to assume, instead of being slow to anger, and listening to him in a thorough way, then you also have to work against that sin nature tendencies.
I want to leave you with three Bible verses that embody how a godly man should view himself.
1. He is blameless and upright for he fears God. “Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” Job 1:8
2. He stands tall against strife and insults knowing where he finds his worth. “Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; it is oil upon the head; do not let my head refuse it, for still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.” Psalm 141:5
3. He is humble but thinks highly of himself because he knows God values him. “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:5-7
I hope you enjoyed reading this series as much as I did writing it. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out. If you need prayer, we are always here to dive into your requests whole-heartedly.
I hope your day is filled with peace, sunshine, and that you find time to be mindfully gracious for the life God has given you.