Husbands and fathers are in uncharted territory, with children home from school, possibly anxious or worried wives and perhaps the challenges of working remotely and even “attending” church online.
Their families need them to lead during this difficult time, so how can men do so from a biblical center?
Dr. Tim Clinton, author of the forthcoming book, Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Manhood for the Sake of Marriage, Family and Culture, says authentic manhood begins with serving God, and he uses the Bible’s King David as an example.
“David understood that as Israel’s new leader, his son, Solomon, would need to take a stand, leading the people in keeping God’s ways,” Clinton says. “His leadership of Israel, however, had to begin with his own personal integrity before God. David related authentic manhood to serving God. That’s big. The same is true today.
“For men to impact the culture around them and their circles of influence, starting with their families, they must embrace God’s true definition of manhood and masculinity,” he adds. “You don’t have to accept mainstream media’s or some liberal organization’s label of who you are, and you certainly don’t have to accept the mischaracterized version of traditional masculinity—but instead, you must accept the absolute truth of what God’s Word says about you.”
In Take It Back, Clinton notes that J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “When God does discover a man who conforms to His spiritual requirement, who is willing to pay the full price of discipleship, He uses him to the limit, despite his patent shortcomings.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News