Male/Man

Male gender of the human race as opposed to female.

God appointed the man as the head of the home. He is to be responsible for his wife and children (Gen 3:16; 1 Cor 11:3; Eph 5:22; Tit 2:5). This is not a position of lordship or control but loving guidance, protection and providing. Love is to be the governing principle of the home where both husband and wife submit to each other and surrender to the authority of Christ (Eph 5:21).

A man needs a battle to fight – something important, a purpose that he can passionately throw himself into, to prove himself and encourage self-esteem. Without an adventure to live, life gets boring and so he may resort to addictions and affairs. Although physically stronger, the male can be easily tempted visually in the area of sex. Both married and single men must be master of their minds

Live up to God’s standard,              not the world’s norm

keeping their thoughts focused on what is pure (Ps 119:9,11; 2 Cor 10:4,5; Phil 4:8). Men should treat woman with proper respect, the older as mothers, the younger as sisters with purity relating to females, as they would like their own sisters treated (1 Tim 5:2).

Men tend to be more solitary, seldom having the network of friends females do. This isolation makes men vulnerable to being targeted by the enemy. Build friendships with others men who will watch your back and challenge you if they are concerned about any area of your life, as you will also protect them.

The world has various stereotypical images of men as being hard drinking, rough, detached from their wives and children, or into fast cars and sport. While this may be true for some males, Christian men should be setting a different example.  

See also: father, husband, isolation, mankind, marriage, sexuality, thinking/thoughts, women.

 


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