A question that I’ve frequently heard asked by women and less frequently from men is “Where have all the Real Men gone?” Hundreds (if not thousands) of commentaries, articles, dissertations and diatribes have been published regarding this very subject, the sheer volume of which might lead a less informed reader to conclude that real men are on the verge of extinction. Unfortunately, even a concerned reader directly on the frontlines of the ‘Real Men Extinction Crisis’ may be unable to answer this question. And the reason for that is simple: what is meant when we say “Real Men”?
The Bible confirms that God calls on men to be “Real Men.” In both the Old and New Testaments, the way a man conducts himself is paramount to what it means to be a Real Man. Reaching adult Age and possessing a Y-chromosome are not enough. A Real Man is created by conscious thought and action in accord with God’s directives as revealed to us in the Bible:
In short: “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity” Titus 2:7
Even more short: Be a man of Character.
We’ll be following the same challenge course that the ladies are. Week one will be focused on Attitude. God has written an amazing story for each of us and if we only follow it, we’ll be lead to what it means to be Real Men.
After all, how can we men expect to solve this extinction crisis without a little help from God?