Summary: Where are the Godly Men? Are They Extinct? Being godly is not for the week. Being godly is a lifestyle for every manly man in Christ. Are you up to it?
1.- Where are the godly men?
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 - Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
There are many men today that are living godless lives and not even thinking about it. But why? The reality is that for many men, although they would not dare say this, godliness is useless!
I wholeheartedly believe that this is the reason that Christianity has come to a standstill, especially in America! Men shrug off godliness as not important. As proof of this, I offer the churches all across America. There is a lack of men in our churches today. Except for the pastors and elders, the audience or congregation lacks men. Many of our women are either coming to church alone or dragging their men with them. Where are the godly men? Where are the men who are going to lead their families and have family devotions? Can you tell me where the men are that will live for God at work and read their Bibles? Where are the men who pray and care for their children?
2.- Christianity needs godly men.
1 Timothy 6:11 - But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
Many guys will not associate godliness with manliness. In our society, these two words may even appear to contradict. I can think of many so called Christian men who brag on how many women are interested in them. For the average American guy, living a God-fearing life is not considered manly.
I will tell you this, living a godly life is the hardest thing in the world to do. Do you think I am wrong? If you do, just try doing it! Try reading the word of God and then following it. Strive to love people who hate you. Attempt to live a pure life daily! Make an effort to give your life to God and learning to hate sin and not just the consequences. If you do, you will discover just how difficult it is to be a Christian today. Living a godly life is not only hard, it is necessary.
3.- Why Godly Men?
Micah 6:8 - He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
It is obvious to me that men in our society do not see why it is important to live a godly life. If they did, pornography would not be so rampant today. If they understood this, the world would be changed. Assuming that they believed it, there would not be so many fatherless children in our nation. Supposing that they valued it, we would not see so many kids leaving our churches today. If men really thought that living a godly life was important, there would not be so much biblical illiteracy in our culture today. Christianity needs men who will decide to read the truth of the Bible, who will believe the truth of the Bible, and who will obey the truth of the Bible.
When I have this kind of conversations with men in my line of work and men in other professions, I always hear the same excuse. "I am a (fill in the blank with whatever profession you wish). In my line of work, it is virtually impossible to live a godly life. Sin is all around me, I would be a very unsuccessful (blank) if I tried to live a godly life".
4.- Any Walk of Life
Joshua 1:9 - Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
I do not care if you are a police officer, nurse, janitor, bank teller, teacher, lawyer, etc. we all should live godly lives. Remember, I am speaking primarily to men. However, this really applies to everybody. But since this is a blog for men, I will stick to the fact that being godly will make you more manly than anything else. Living a godly life is very difficult. It will require self-control and discipline. You will be persecuted and hated. and you will be treated differently but in the end God will be exalted. You need to live a godly life, not because you will be successful in your line of work. Living a godly life will not guarantee that. But we need to be godly men, first and foremost to honor our God. Secondly, to Bring honor to our families and thirdly to role model for our children. So, how do you do that?
5.- How to Start?