When sin entered the world all things tended to degenerate. One of the more prominent degenerations these days is the distorted idea of manhood. This fallen world’s idea of manhood is entirely different than God’s.
Men of the world are slaves to their own lusts. Men of God are free to follow after life and righteousness.
Men of the world spend their time to gain what can be lost –money. Men of God spend their time to lay hold of what lasts forever – eternal life.
Men of the world see women as possessions. Men of God view women as their glory and cherish them.
Men of the world will sacrifice truth for money and integrity for pleasure. Men of God spend money upon truth and get pleasure from integrity.
Men of the world cower from responsibility and avoid their problems. Men of God face responsibility and resolve their problems.
Men of the world see marriage as a chain, children as a burden and single living as licentiousness. Men of God see marriage as a fulfillment, children as an investment and single living as an opportunity for good works.
Real men are rare nowadays especially since many women are taking their place. However, what our families, churches, and countries need most are men of God.
This type of man is only produced by the regenerative work of God through Christ Jesus. Without God’s grace we are stuck with the old man, the men of this world.
“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” – Romans 6:6