Why should we be concerned about recovering biblical manhood? What would this world be like without biblical manhood?
How would society look if men no longer understood the purpose and meaning of their existence? Well, it would probably look just like it does!
1 Corinthians 16:13 “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”
YOU CAN DO THIS – RECOVER YOUR BIBLICAL ROLES AS A MAN!
You may not realize it, but you are living in a crisis, a crisis of identity. All around you men have lost their way. Christian men have fallen right into the traps that the devil laid out for them. They are quietly living defeated lives, and recovering biblical manhood is their only true solution.
- Christian Marriages are falling apart.
- Christian Families are being torn apart.
- Christian men and women are secretly living desperate lives.
- Christian teenagers are aimless with no real godly role models.
So much of life today has been occupied with mere survival and trying to navigate through the maze of confusion. Is that what you want for you and your family?
Is that how the Lord designed you, as a man, to live. Are you just supposed to take what the world dishes out, and be satisfied?
Proverbs 13:20 “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”
7 Urgent Reasons to Recover Your Biblical Manhood
1. To Shake off the Confusion!
1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.“
With so much talk about gender and rights and sexual identity, biblical manhood has been relegated to the dung heap in our modern culture. They don’t even know what it is anymore.
The modern Contemporary Christian Music scene has embraced open homosexuality for some time now, and churches are literally splitting over the issue. Entire denominations are ordaining openly homosexual clergy.
The Confusion Has Arrived
In the middle of all of that, the government has stepped in and is now dictating to us about how the biblical family model is bigoted and sexist. How are you supposed to respond to all of that?
It’s time for recovering biblical manhood and reclaiming it in your heart and in your home! That is the only way to fight against the confusion.
Take a look around at the Christian men that you know, what percentage of them would you say are truly living up to God’s design for biblical manhood? It’s time to clear the air and stop the confusion.
2. The Stakes are Incredibly High!
Mark 3:27 “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.“
If the devil can you sidetracked long enough, he can get you all tied up spiritually, and then he can have his way with your entire family. Don’t think for a moment that this doesn’t happen every day. I’ve seen, and you’ve seen it. What a tragedy.
It’s true, the stakes are incredibly high! What is at stake? Well, you, your marriage, your children, your family, your friends, your church, your community, and your country are at stake. Those are just for starters.
If you are a Christian man, then you already know your inherent need to be mentored and discipled by a more mature man of God. Someone that can lead you and guide you, and hold you to account.
But that is not happening, so men are not being taught about recovering biblical manhood for themselves because there is a real shortage of true biblical men to teach them.
Meanwhile, you are modeling to your children what you think a Christian man looks like, and taking them to church, and telling them this is how it is.
Your Christian buddy get’s caught in an affair and his wife leaves him, his children are hurting, your children know about it, and nobody steps up.
It’s not just your family that is at stake. Recovering biblical manhood for yourself means helping your brothers in Christ as well.
The problem is that almost nobody is doing that. Being a mediocre Christian man is the new norm, and that is now being accepted as biblical manhood in most churches.
This is why so many lost men are avoiding church altogether because there is nothing there for them. The Christian men that are there at the church, are struggling just as bad as they are, so what can Jesus offer, right?
The devil has done a good job of pacifying Christian men today.
Christian men don’t want to rock the boat, they just want to go with the flow. The problem with that is, the flow is heading for the cliff. The stakes are incredibly high.
3. Recovering Biblical Manhood Matters Because Your Family Needs You!
This is a very urgent point. God designed you to fill an important role in the family structure. You are the provider, protector, and spiritual leader of your family. Your active involvement in that role is vital.
Most men don’t know that their marriage is hanging on by a thread until it snaps.
Suddenly, all that could have been prevented comes crashing down on the family, the kids are usually affected the most and receive the least care. All of this can be prevented by recovering biblical manhood in your life.
It is time to step up, stop making excuses, and be what God made you to be for your family. If you don’t know what all of that means, then it’s time for you to learn. (That’s what this website is all about, and we hope you will be helped by it)
4. You are Probably Out of Touch with God!
As a Christian man, your walk with God has to be your highest priority. Biblical manhood makes it a priority because it is the purpose for which you were created.
Deuteronomy 6:5–9 “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.“
If you have been wandering as a Christian man, then you have been wandering from God. That means you are probably out of touch with God, and the only way back is to restore yourself into a right relationship with Him.
5. Your Core Responsibilities are Probably Being Neglected!
Are you being a GREAT HUSBAND AND FATHER?
Being a spiritual leader to your family, and a good provider and a great protector takes a daily hands-on approach. These things can get out of balance quickly when your priorities aren’t kept in Biblical order.
For example, being a great provider can also cause you to slip in your spiritual leadership. But you are supposed to be providing more than just a sufficient family income. You are supposed to be providing spiritual training to your children, and emotional support to your wife.
Being a protector is about more than having firearms and knowing how to use them.
Firearms can’t protect your daughter’s heart or your marriage. Only being a hands on biblical husband and father can accomplish that.
Recovering your biblical manhood restores the balance of your core priorities as God designed them. This brings back your inner motivation and inspiration and restores the joy of being what God made you to be.
Only then can you be the true provider, protector, and spiritual leader that you were designed for.
6. You Purpose Cannot be Fulfilled Unless You Do!
How can you be what God created you to be unless you recover biblical manhood in your life, in a real and meaningful way?
What is your purpose?
That has been the great question asked by philosophers for generations. There has been a lot of debate about it, but apparently, they haven’t looked into the Bible much to answer that question. We can fin your purpose pretty easily…
Revelation 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.“
Your purpose according to the scriptures is to live a life that pleases God. That is why you were created. Recovering biblical manhood is the only way to fulfill that purpose.
7. You Should Not Live a Defeated Christian Life!
It is far too common that Christian men are quietly living defeated Christian lives. Their marriages are on neutral, their children are on autopilot, and as men, they are just going through the motions hoping that everything holds together.
God created you in His image, and He wants you to live the victorious Christian life!
God wants your walk with Him to be great, your marriage to be great, and your family to be great! Does that sound out of reach?
Well, it’s not, and if you aren’t there right now, you can be! The Lord has given us everything that we need to make it happen, you just have to want it bad enough.
2 Peter 1:3–4 “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.“
We can find all that we need if we will work at recovering biblical manhood. The principles, the plan, the motivation, the step by step directions, are all found in the Bible. The people, and places, and priorities that need to be in our life are all there. All we have to do is get back to biblical manhood.
Recovering biblical manhood has to become a priority. If that is what you want, and you have a sincere yearning in your soul for it, because you know it’s true, then you are already on the way.
Active Manhood is here for that very purpose. To equip, encourage, motivate, and inspire you to recover biblical manhood. You can do it! Start taking big man size steps as soon as possible.
Reordering your priorities to biblical priorities can be hard, and inconvenient, but God will bless you for it! It’s worth doing, and you should get started now. Do whatever it takes to win!
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