I am so sick and tired of seeing show after show (not that I really watch much TV), and commercial after commercial where men are portrayed as absolute idiots. In almost any scenario…kids have it together, women are in charge, and the Dad is the bumbling idiot who is so excited that he can record his shows on his DVR that he is incapable of rational thought.
Or we are portrayed as an idiot whose only goal is to prepare for Sunday football and stock up on beer so they can be a drunken, bumbling idiot….
In fact…the last positive male role model on TV was Bill Cosby.
Men, is that really what we will settle for? Let me put it to you bluntly….God is NEVER happy when men don’t stand up. Look at the biblical examples.
- The first is in Judges 4:8-10 – 8 Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.” 9 “Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” So Deborah went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 There Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali, and ten thousand men went up under his command. Deborah also went up with him. (NIV)
- Isaiah 59:16 – And He saw that there was no man, and was astonished that there was no one to intercede; Then His own arm brought salvation to Him, and His righteousness upheld Him.
- Ezekiel 22:30-31-30“I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one. 31“Thus I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; their way I have brought upon their heads,” declares the Lord GOD.
I don’t know about you…but I am tired of us collectively sitting on our butts….while the world races toward Gomorrah.
Be encouraged though….it is not too late. IF…and I repeat…IF….we start speaking up, and standing up, and leading. Tell you what….I will do it if you will.
Grace and Peace, Dan