Who Is Man?
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness."—Genesis 1:26
Decades ago, there was a clear set of assumptions about what it meant to be a man. Today, however, there is a movement in culture working hard to redefine manhood and masculinity. Some of this attacks the transgressions in our misunderstanding of masculinity that have intentionally and unintentionally harmed others. Some of this is tearing apart classic structures that enabled the ease of mentorship. And some of it is constructing new stereotypes that are confusing and maybe not so helpful for men and women. In light of all this confusion, we need to remember it's not culture, its trends, or consequential stereotypes that define man—it's the Creator of man; God. He is the Creator, not the culture or its trends. And his model Jesus Christ is the prototype for all men.
DO THIS: Be God's man.
PRAY THIS: God, help me today to become the man you have designed me to be—gloriously crafted by your hand in your likeness.