Surely almost every adult male considers himself a man. Yet if they were asked to define just what it means to be a man, they would give a variety of conflicting definitions.
If you want to define manhood for yourself, you will probably always meet your own criteria.
But if you want to define manhood in reality, you need to look into the Holy Bible, and consult the Creator of manhood.
He has a lot to say about it. And if you are male, you should be deeply interested in His view.
How well do you measure up to God’s definition of manhood? Are you stepping up as a man as He intends? Are you fulfilling your duties as a man in your home, with your family? In your job? To your neighbors and other people in your life? Within society? Frankly, few men could look their Maker in the face and answer yes to these questions.
Meeting God’s standard is a challenge, a very noble challenge, and He intends it to be. But it is made all the more difficult by powerful forces within modern society working against you. Over a period of decades, society has employed a variety of tools and weapons to prevent men from fulfilling their God-ordained role.
Confusion over just what is expected of man is rife. The result is that many of us fail even to fully understand what it means to be a man, let alone to embody it.
The absence of biblical manhood today represents a revolution in modern society. And when you truly evaluate the effects, you see just how devastating it has been.
God, however, has a solution. He is working with a group of men today, men whom He is preparing to assist Jesus Christ in restoring biblical manhood.
setting this upside-down world right-side up.
You can be one of those men.
Seeing the full picture of the masculine duty God has vested in you is awesome and inspiring. It can also be intimidating, even overwhelming. But take heart.
Maturing as a Godly man is a lifelong endeavor, and it is never too early or too late to start. Every man struggles. Every man can grow in biblical manhood. You have everything to gain from studying this subject. Every bit of effort you put toward better grasping and fulfilling the powerful, spiritually rich, and enriching role God has given you will be worth it.
This series is a frank discussion and anyone studying biblical manhood will receive an exhilarating vision into the mind of God.
In the next blog we will begin by surveying the world as it is today. As we do, assess how much of society’s thinking has rubbed off on you.