Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Virtuous Man Passage

But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run
from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses. And I charge you before God, who gives life to all, and before Christ Jesus, who gave a good testimony before Pontius Pilate, that you obey this command without wavering. Then no one can find fault with you from now until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.

I remember asking around if anyone knew of a "virtuous woman" passage directed at dudes. I asked my peers. I asked respected men in the assembly. I even mustered up the gumption to ask some traveling speakers their opinion of thetopic at hand.

As you can imagine, all I got were blank and incredulous stares. But I simply would not accept that. Why would God give women advice while ignoring the men?

Well, needless to say, I studied and found this passage. While I have not settled on this as The Official Virtuous Man, I think it's definitely on the running.

Here are some of the things men can learn from this passage:

Run from evil things. If you see it. If it's bad. Don't even mess with it. Run away!

Pursue righteousness. If you see it. If it's righteous and godly. Go after it and make it yours. There's no room for debate, just get it.

Fight the good fight. If it's for the Faith, then fight for it. Beware the fight for lesser things.

Hold tightly to the hope you have. Eternal life with God, what could be better? We have hope, this hope helps us carry on.

Notice the tenacious activities that are required. These are all aggressive directives. Be a man. Do these things.

Christopher M. Jimenez. Powered by Blogger.

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