Summary: The need for men to stand up and show themselves as men.
MEN - IT’S TIME TO QUIT!
I. Demand for vigilance.
A. "Watch" - be awake, alert, constantly on guard, never sleepy or sluggish, never to let down one’s guard.
C. Ephesians 6:12 (quickview)  "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
D. When an army is on a campaign, the soldiers have to "bivouac." This is, they spend the night in the open-air, and every one remains on guard. Ought not this to be the position of the church of Christ, now at war against the world, the flesh, and the devil? The night is setting in. Let the church BIVOUAC-- Let every one become a watchman. "What I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch!" (Mark 13:37 (quickview) ).
II. Demand for steadfastness.
A. "Stand fast in the faith" - stand your ground, stand true
C. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (quickview)  "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
D. Thomas Aquinas - Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards; give me an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out; give me an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside.
III. Demand for manliness.
A. "Quit you like men" - quit = andrizo - make a man of, show yourself to be a man
B. Be courageous as real men, quit living like immature men.
D. God is searching for men who will stand up as men - men of God!
E. Men who show themselves men are men who have the right priorities
1. God is first in their lives.
2. Family is next to God
a. Love your wife
1. Your wife should be the most important thing in your life next to God.
3. Husbands in a Christian marriage are to mirror Christ’s eternal commitment to His bride, the church. Which involves self-sacrifice and always involves treating one’s spouse as equally or more important as one’s self.
4. Loving your wife as yourself means three things:
a. You so deeply identify with your spouse that you feel the effect of your behavior on your spouse.