As men we are called
to be wimpy, find me a wimpy man in the bible? Let’s run down a list:
Kill a lion
Kill a giant
Build a boat, wrangle animals
Rebuild a wall
Take a nation on a 40 year wilderness walk
Fight off all the tribes
Take on Pharaoh
Check, Check, Check…. There is no rhyme or reason to this list. I just wanted to point out, none
of these guys I would call wimps. And none in new testament either, Jesus called fishermen,
commercial fishing now is a tough job, back then I am sure it wasn’
t any easier. We make TV shows about it, real men, doing real men stuff. John the Baptist was survivalist, Paul a mercenary and a murderer. If you want what we consider to be tough men, the bible has them in spades.
(Truth be told I feel kind of wimpy as I type this, I need to go take an ax to an oak tree and feel manly for a minute or two).
What makes a man kill a lion, build the ark, step into a fiery furnace, and stare down a Pharaoh? Belief, not belief in themselves but belief in the Master they served. They came in the name of another, they acted on behalf of the one that sent them. The messenger does not come with his own words but with the words of the master. As men (speaking in general for all men) we do not have a belief. We have not developed the belief in another, belief in the one true God, because society tells us that we are the most important. Culturally we see society say you are more important than your children, wives, jobs, and friends. Society says that our children are not our responsibility or if by chance they are, its
only financial. Wives, why? Don’t by the cow, get the milk for free. Society says government should provide enough jobs and if they don’t, free money for doing nothing, everyone deserves
equally to have cash in their pocket, right? And friends, friends are a number on a social site, got 500 friends and not one person to help drive you home from a doctor, but they all like the witty
posts you make……….am I getting the point across.
We are told to be tolerant of all, everyone is right, nothing is our responsibility. God says not true. He calls all men to be the manly men he has left us examples of in the bible. He calls us to
be men who believe in …….Him. In the truth that is God.