Summary: Genesis Chapter 14. An Expository review of the traits of Abram (Abraham), and how our modern men fall far short.
Where Have all The Good Men Gone?
Ya know, Men have gotten a pretty Bad rap here in the United States. Every where I look, it seems like the role of the Man is being attacked and belittled by the culture, by our media, and even by our government officials. Single women are told, that they don’t need a man to start a family: a father isn’t really that important after all. You’ve got clinics where you can go: why wait for a husband? A quick look on the internet, will find literally THOUSANDS of websites, dedicated to demeaning the role of the father, as well as males in general. And this, of course, is all in the name of acceptance and equality.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all in favor of equality. But
let me tell you something: there is NOTHING we need more today than a few good men. “Where have all the Good men gone, anyway?” Where are the righteous men?! Where are the men that have a backbone where it counts?
It is shocking to me the way men in our society behave today. There are men that will break your nose for leaning against there car. There are men that will shoot you, for holding your hand in the wrong way. For the last fifty years, violent crime has increased in the U.S. at an EXPONENTIAL rate. Rape, murder, domestic violence, gang violence all of these have skyrocketed. You can find scores of men that will hurt you for stepping on their shoes, but will pay you for murdering their unborn child. . Yet rare is the man who will stand up for the Word of God.
This is all part of an alarming trend I have been noticing lately. There is an almost complete lack of younger men of faith. I don’t have any studies to back me up, but everywhere I look I see men that are less and less concerned with matters such as faith, and honor, and a growing number that are seeking nothing more than the instant gratification of their every whim.
Ya know, I’m pretty sure if I asked Willy or Walter how many Godly men they know in their age group, they would probably be able to name off quite a few. I bet they know men, outside of this church, who have hands and eyes that are glued to the Word of God. But if you ask me that same question, I can count on one hand the number of dedicated Godly men my age that I have known in my entire life time.
And I bet if I go to some of the young men out there in our youth building, and asked them how many guys there age they know that they could honestly call faithful men of God, I doubt they could name more than one or two. Certainly if I clarify it, and I asked them about how many men they know that study the Bible regularly, and are unafraid to speak the word of God, that are saving themselves for marriage, or go out of there way to help others, SURELY I would not get a very positive reply.
Now you need to understand the kind of men that I am speaking of here. I’m not talking about men that go to church. We have plenty of men that just go to church: we don’t need anymore of those. I’m speaking of men that are completely in love with and sold out to Jesus Christ, and aren’t afraid to do something about it. I’m talking about Godly, Holy men, who will FIGHT evil tooth and nail, wherever it might be found.