July 12, 2023
Of all the conversations I've had with hundreds of men across the years, the number one question is: "What am I supposed to do with my life?" We want to know our purpose, and we must. As always, God is not silent. Look at Paul's instructions to the young man, Timothy, in 1 Timothy 2.
GOD'S INSATIABLE DESIRE
(God desires) all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (Vs. 4)
GOD'S INCREDIBLE PROVISION
For there is one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, who Himself is a ransom for all. (Vs. 4-6)
One translation reads, "God is on one side and all the people on the side and Jesus Christ, Himself man, is between them, bringing them together." This is our message … and it works. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation.
GOD'S UNENDING PURPOSE FOR MEN
For this I was appointed a preacher, apostle, teacher to the Gentiles. (Vs. 7)
The word appointed means "put." Like Paul, God has “put me” somewhere as a man. My job is to share the truth with everyone around me in "faith and truth." Regardless of my AVOCATION (how I make my living), my VOCATION (my main task) is to share Christ with others.
GOD'S INEXHAUSTABLE POWER FOR MEN
Therefore, I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension. (Vs. 8)
You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)
We may feel good about some things we are doing as a man. But if we are not praying, we’ve missed the foundational thing---the one thing we can do to bring the God of the universe into our life and the lives of those for whom we’re responsible.
September 20, 2023
September 19, 2023
When you’re lifted up in pride or bowed down in discouragement, look at the stars. Every bright light reminds us that He is God and there is no other. The One who made the stars and knows them by name, made you. And you are of infinite worth to our Sovereign Creator.
“He made the stars also.”
August 31, 2023