Sunday, June 26, 2011

This Post Is For Men

Text: Acts 15:26  "men who have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."


Last year, I posted on the things I've learned from one of the greatest sermons i have ever heard entitled  Man Up and in that sermon, there were a lot of things that men could learn. Even us women learned from it. That sermon gave an impact to me that made me decide to share it on my blog site for men to read it.

Early this morning, when i read the text above (Acts 15:26) during my personal devotion , i was moved again to write a post for men.

In this generation, men who have beautiful bodies, good looks, riches and power are being adored. There's nothing wrong with beautiful bodies, good looks or riches or power but if men's focus are mainly on these things plus the many women in their lives, there's something wrong.

Jason Illian, author of Undressed wrote, "No matter how great his personal qualities are, he is an empty vessel without a heart for the Lord." I agree. 

As a woman, I'm also attracted with men with beautiful bodies, good looks, riches and power but a man with all these qualities but lack a personal relationship with the Lord and doesn't have the love for God's work are nothing to much more in the eyes of God.

Yes, God loves sinners and God wants to save everyone but God honors men who honors him.

“Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.

Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

Men, you may have tasted all the beautiful women in the whole world, you may have all the beautiful houses and cars in the world, you may have all the treasures here on earth, you may have the most beautiful body and the best look...but you're still empty if you don't a personal relationship with the Lord and have no regard or love for the work of God.

Isn't it wonderful if you would get a commendation from the Most Outstanding Man, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords- Jesus Christ that you have honored him and risked your life for His name?

Matthew 6:19-21 Contemporary English Version (CEV) says, "Don't store up treasures on earth! Moths and rust can destroy them, and thieves can break in and steal them. Instead, store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy them, and thieves cannot break in and steal them. Your heart will always be where your treasure is."

If you haven't given  your heart and your life to God, it's about time to surrender to Him. God has so many things in store for you. Be men who love Him and be men who have passion to do His work.

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