The concept of manhood can be a bone of contention in modern society. Views range from the extreme macho to the encouragement for men to “get in touch with their feminine side.” Dr. Bob Kelley goes to the Bible for clarification as to what it takes to be a “man” in God’s sight.
Using the first Christian martyr, Stephen, as his example, Dr. Kelley outlines the ingredients in biblical manhood. The importance of the Bible, a willingness to stand alone, and a boldness to take a public stand were exemplified in the life of this early deacon. The effect of such a man on the society around him is also pointed out.
God’s Word through Ezekiel is still pertinent today: “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”—22:30.
The results for a society when God can’t find such a man are seen in the Israel of Ezekiel’s day. God give us some biblical men!
13 pgs | Pamphlet | Dr. Bob Kelley