Hell hates your guts, men of God. But we are here to whip hell! Jesus said, “I’m going to build my Church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18). We should make hell break out in a cold sweat every day.
Our job is to be in a hell-whipping mode! How? By serving our families and fellow man and by being a blessing in our communities and churches. We want to leave everybody better than we found them. Jesus did, so that’s what we are to do.
Three Things Men Do
- Men are lovers. They are to love their wives, children, and fellow man. “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Eph. 5:25 NKJV). This verse speaks of agape love—the when-you-don’t-feel-like-it-you-still-do-it kind of love. It’s not saying, “I’m tired.” I don’t care how tired you are; get up and serve your wife. My job is to be a lover. I love my wife whether or not she loves me back.
- Men are leaders. They are to lead at home and in their careers and communities. “The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God” (1 Cor. 11:3 NKJV). There’s a pecking order in God’s Kingdom. God is the head of Christ. Christ is the head of man. Man is over the woman. Woman is over children. Children are over the dog. Dog over cat. Cat over mouse. Mouse over cheese. And cheese over cracker. If you look up the word head, it does not mean “dictator.” The word translated head means “source.” God is the source of Christ. When you love someone, you serve, not dominate them.
- Men are providers. God wired them to provide for their households. “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever” (1 Tim. 5:8 NKJV). Uncertainties in the economy can make their responsibility difficult. The Word, however, is what brings success. God watches over His Word to perform it (Jer. 1:12). It works just as much today as when it was first spoken. If God told us to do something, He will help us.
Let’s be who God created us to be.
We are godly men, and we live in the greatest time in human history. We are lovers, leaders, and providers for our wives, children, families, businesses, and communities. Let’s be who God created us to be. This is our day!
Faith IN ACTION
A Man’s Prayer
God loves to show off, but you have to keep Him involved in your life. Start the day by worshiping Him. God made it, so rejoice and be glad in it (Ps. 118:24)! Declare that wherever you are, you are there by divine appointment—either to be a blessing or to receive a blessing. Begin your time with the Lord with this prayer:
I thank You for Your Word.
Your Word is truth.
It sets me free,
and it keeps me free.
According to Your Word, I declare:
I am a lover,
I am a leader,
and I am a provider for my family.
I receive your grace with thanksgiving.
I am blessed and highly favored!
In Jesus’ Name, amen.
When you love someone, you serve, not dominate them.
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