Proverbs 31 Man
God has not given men a chapter in the Bible similar to
Proverbs 31 for women. What does God expect of Christian men? Who is the Proverbs 31
man? He is the counterpart to the Proverb 31 woman. How many men have
set their life's goal to be an eloquent man who has a Proverbs 31 wife
for a partner? How does God view such a man? How does a man develop
into the kind of man God seeks. We might ask, "Who can find an
Is it possible for a man in today's world to rise above the macho
stereotype and truly be a Godly man? Do the Scriptures show what
standard of character men should seek to attain? How does a young boy
mature into a Godly man in the sight of God and man? "He is known
in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
(Proverbs 31:23) Does this man exist today - who is he? Is he in
God's Church? Our young men set a goal for themselves, at an early
age of becoming a Godly man.
Measure these traits against those of worldly men. The man of
God is full of God's Holy Spirit, making him honest and wise.
If he is instructed in the Scriptures, he knows the way of the Lord. He
grows to be blameless and above reproach - faithful to his wife. That
is because he is vigilant and sober - always exhibiting a modest and
A man of God keeps himself patiently under control at
all times - not fighting or drinking in excess. His business dealings
earn him a good reputation, even with those in the world. He does not
go to extremes, but is temperate in all things. The man of God is
generous, diligent and shows mercy with cheerfulness. His wife and his
children are law abiding and respectful.
What kind of man could possibly live up to such a tall order? He must
be led by God's Holy Spirit. He must know the Plan of God and the Law
of God. Not only must he know them - he must be living them and doing
them continually - with everyone.
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