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  • This entry is part 5 of 40 in the series Devotionals.

What Is A Real Man?

By Pilgrim · Apr 23, 2018 · Updated Jul 13, 2018 ·
  1. Devotionals
    What Is A Real Man?
    What is a real man? Pray about it. Ask God! Seek His Word. Seek God's wisdom on the matter. It's in His handbook to man: His Holy Scriptures, The Holy Bible. Studying the life of Jesus, we find countless attributes and commitments that illustrate to us how to live as a man faithful to the Father's call.

    The Perfect Man

    A Real Man Is Committed To...

    A Real Man Is Defined By The God Who Makes Men

    The Soul

    7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7 (KJV)

    The Heart

    7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)

    The Respect

    25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;Ephesians 5:25 (KJV)

    28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. Ephesians 5:28 (KJV)

    7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 1 Peter 3:7 (KJV)

    He Protects

    • Real men shield the weak from exposure, injury, or other harms. (Romans 12:10)
    • Real men respect others. They protect themselves and others from various forms of exposure and injury. There are many opportunities throughout life to serve others by protecting them or their interests. (Matthew 7:12, 1 Kings 2:2-4)
    • God wants us to ultimately demonstrate His Character and be willing to protect anyone, anywhere, anytime—especially the most defenseless among us. (Romans 12:9-11)
    His Responsibility
    • Worldly pursuits focus on rights rather than on obligations or duties. (Ephesians 5:1-33, Proverbs 31:8-9)
    • Real men take responsibility for their actions. (Titus 2:7, Isaiah 1:17)
    • Real men do not take a woman’s most precious gifts of heart, mind, and body without having committed through marriage to keep them forever. (Proverbs 5)
    • Real men don’t use excuses about being caught up in the passion of the moment or not being able to resist temptation. It is possible to resist! God sees the truth. (Micah 6:8)
    • Real men have the wisdom to anticipate compromising situations and think proactively about how to avoid them. (Proverbs 5)
    • Real men avoid being alone in intimate circumstances with a woman before marriage. (Ephesians 5:22-33)
    • Real men are just, kind, and walk humbly with the LORD. (Micah 6:8)
    • Real men delight in the way of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalms 1:1-6)
    • The book of Proverbs puts it this way, "A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; the simple pass on and are punished." (Proverbs 27:12)
    Worldly Things (To Be Aware Of)
    • The entertainment industry's worldly idea of manliness
      • Changes with the times and social norms of the flesh and idolatry
      • No stability in natural man toward faithfulness to God
    • The media offers us one flawed depiction of manhood after another
      • Glorifying the womanizing activities
      • Obsession for greed, power, and control
      • Stoic toughness and emotional distance
    Husbands, Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Be Real Men

    13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 14 Let all your things be done with charity. —1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (KJV)

    What Would King Solomon Tell His Son?

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    Experiencing the God of Joy: By centering our lives around Christ, we can experience true joy. "According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." —Philippians 1:21
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  • This entry is part 5 of 40 in the series Devotionals.