What is a Biblical man?

Posted: 2012 07 11 by Paul S in Hardcore Christian Men, manhood, masculine, masculinity, Ministry

What does it mean to be God’s man?

What is it that Jesus teaches us about being a man?

How can we be men in today’s culture and be biblical men?

Since starting this blog, I have been working with Chris and several other men to answer these questions. Over the next few posts, I am going to talk about a few specific things that I believe answer this, at least partially.

Before I start this though, I’d like to look at some biblical men who we can look at.

Adam – The first man. Was given instructions to not eat from one tree. Failed to stop his wife from eating and then accepted some himself. Banished from Eden.

Abraham – Followed God’s guidance away from his family and started the nation of Israel… though he lied about his wife along the way and came close to failing God many times. Not to mention all the times he failed

Moses – A stutterer who led the nation of Israel from Egypt… and was not allowed into the promised land because he failed to fully obey God’s direction. Yet we see he made it to Heaven as he is present for Jesus’ transfiguration.

Joshua – Follows Moses and God extremely well, but still fails in leading his army, leading to failure on the battlefield. Showing us that we are responsible for not only our own actions, but also those under our leadership.

Samson – A Nazarene judge who followed God until leaving his parents home, and then wandered away from God’s path, losing his strength with his hair. In the last moments of life, he returns to God’s path and destroys a pagan temple with his strength.

Jonah – Runs from God’s call, only to find that God would change his path to return him to God’s path, so that Jonah would deliver one line of prophecy.

David – A “man after God’s own heart” who follows God through struggles and sacrifice to become warrior, poet, and king of Israel… only to fail when he becomes lazy and passive, becoming a murderer and adulterer.

Solomon – David’s son and builder of the temple, author of many Old Testament writings, turned from God to false gods; returning late in life.

Next time, I will look at a few New Testament men before launching into a discussion of the modern biblical man. See you Friday!

Until the Whole World Knows,

Paul

Comments
  1. Bob says:

    This should be good. I assume all will point to Jesus as well. Thank you for posting.

    • Paul S says:

      Jesus is the example for us to follow. With his 10 words to Peter and Andrew, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”, Jesus gave us the challenge and the command. But what does it mean to follow Him? What kind of man does it take? Thats what I will be addressing with this series.

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