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Masculine Journey to Biblical Manhood: Part 3- "True Biblical Manhood"

Written by vernon.

A Biblical Man is Humble


Jesus Christ set the example for how we are to carry ourselves in humility. Even though Jesus was the Son of God, equal to God the Father, He humbled Himself by not only taking on the form of a man but by taking on the form of a servant of men (Philippians 2:3-9). Jesus accepted less than He deserved so He could help others (us). Let us remember that great Christians, great men, serve others (Matthew 20:26-27).

 

Humility is a Prerequisite for Becoming a Biblical Man Because the Humble Man is a God Dependent Man!

 David said “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalms 139:23-24

 

Being humble does not mean being weak. Nor does it mean denying who you are or that you have talents and skills. Jesus was the humblest man to ever walk the earth, yet He also said He was equal to God and that the Old Testament Scriptures were all about Him. So let us acknowledge who we are and what God has gifted us in, but let us also be willing to serve others; not from a position of weakness but of strength.

 The Lord Has Three Requirements For Living a Godly Life

 

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To ACT JUSTLY and to LOVE MERCY and to WALK HUMBLY with your God.” Micah 6:8


The world tells us – and some in the church display this attitude as well – that we should exalt ourselves and that it is all about our wants and desires. But Christ gave us a different model, saying that if we humble ourselves, He will exalt us (Matthew 23:12). We are told to “do unto others as we want them to do unto us” (Matthew 7:12) and to “love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 19:19). Let us keep this attitude when we interact with others, for that will show the love and compassion of Christ and perhaps lead souls into the kingdom.

The humble Man Receives the Favor of God and is Able to Present That Favor to Other Men


But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:6

Finally, true humility is submitting our will to God’s will. Jesus did as much in dying on the cross. Knowing the pain and suffering that awaited him on the cross, He was apprehensive about accepting His fate. Despite that, He went to the cross anyway, saying “not what I will, but what God wills” (Mark 14:34-36). So walking in true humility, a biblical man puts God’s will above his own will!

PRAYER


Father, I choose to submit my will to Your will in order to walk humbly before you because Christ is my daily example of humility and of strength.

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