on discipleship

May 11, 2015

The Lord’s Man

Jeremiah 9:23-25 NLT

23 This is what the Lord says:
“Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
    or the powerful boast in their power,
    or the rich boast in their riches.
24 But those who wish to boast
    should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
    who demonstrates unfailing love
    and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!

25 “A time is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will punish all those who are circumcised in body but not in spirit—

MEN,  this is an admonition from the Lord!

Don’t think you are good that you are beyond coachable, that the Spirit of God can’t teach you new things or that you are untouchable because you have gained some earthly power or leadership. Don’t even live like entitled men who would take pride in your bank account and riches.

Remember, we are who we are today because it is God who has given us the ability, the opportunity and the environment – thus we thrive and excel. Men, you don’t boast about your manhood – you live it out. We are called to be men who loves as Jesus loved the church. There is nothing magical about that kind of attitude. It is expected of real men. We are men of love, justice and righteousness.

Men, the Lord is reminding us that our manhood is not defined by our circumcision of the body, but the change that is in our hearts as we live out our lives here on earth.