Biblical Masculinity

Topic: Are you seeing yourself the way God sees you

Characters: Gideon

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Sir, God gave you his image and placed in you the ability to speak to what He (God) created and to name it. God placed His image, His nature, and His confidence in the man, and he did so for a purpose. When you view your manhood through the lens of the Gospel, you will see that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. In looking at yourself through the lens of God, you will know that you are not an accident or a mistake. You will find that the Lord created you for a purpose.

Many men think that the Gospel teaches men to be weak, but that is not true. You serve a God of war and a God of power. The Word of God never meant for a man to be anything less than what He, the Lord, called Him to be. It takes strength to be a husband, a father, a mentor, a brother, or a guide. It takes power to raise someone else’s child, to teach, to correct, to lead, or to coach. It takes strength to walk away from situations that are not good for you or to rise above the negative voices in your head or the demons from your childhood. It took strength for Jesus Christ to hang on the cross, and it took strength for Peter to weep, repent, and to lead the church.

Man, you can speak to and “name” your children, your family, society, and others around you. But not only do you have the ability to “name,” you have the keys to lead, to shield, to cover, and to build.

Your enemy is afraid of a man who knows who He is and understands Biblical masculinity. That is why the enemy spends so much effort in trying to distort and weaken the man. Factors like abuse, our society, family, drugs, prison, low self-esteem, rejection, poverty, pride, anger, etc. will all come to chip away at the plan that God has for your life. But if you can stay focused on the Gospel of Jesus Chris and His word, you will begin to see your self the way the Lord sees you.