“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
In a day and age when masculinity is considered toxic and effeminacy is a celebrated virtue, how are Christian men supposed to conduct themselves?
What are we charged with biblically?
How are we to conduct ourselves according to the Bible, especially knowing we struggle not against flesh and blood?
It seems to me that if the apostles thought it necessary to tell the church to “be on the alert”, or to “be on guard”, or to be “prepare… for action”, then we mustn’t be complacent. We must consider our calling. We must be men of God. Follow Jesus, regardless of the consequences.
I’m thinking of all the calls to be alert, be on guard, hold fast, stand firm. All calls for action.
It is no exaggeration to say that “how we conduct ourselves now will have eternal implications.”
If WE don’t stand firm, who else will? ...But If we don’t prepare ourselves, how will we be able to stand firm?
“Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.”
- 1 Corinthians 10:12
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