Proverbs 12:2, “A good man obtains favor from the Lord, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.”
Much like the post yesterday about an excellent wife and excellent life, there is a lesson for men too. This is how I hope that I am for my wife just as she hopes she is excellent for me. Men, it is time to be a good man with a good plan.
A good man obtains favor from the Lord. When being a good man or husband, it starts with God. Being a man of God means leading himself or himself and his family closer to God. This is accomplished through bible studies in the home, prayer in the home and conducting one’s behavior properly. Being good does not mean that we have to be perfect. It means allowing God to come in and be the “good” inside of you.
A man needs to be a leader both of his own life and his family. That does not mean that he needs to boss people around but that he is in control. I know that in my life, I take control of the day-to-day affairs. My wife and I communicate to make sure that what we are doing is best for the family and for God. A man needs to be there for his wife just as she needs to be there for him. A marriage is a partnership.
Wicked men’s intentions condemned by God. The opposite of good is bad and that means going against God. We all go against God but choosing to come back to God makes one good. We all sin and the punishment for sin is death. We all deserve death but through Jesus Christ, we may be saved from death. Not physical death, but spiritual death. We are saved because God wants us to be saved. He loves us so much.
We need to be good and not wicked. Our intentions are so important. As we go through our lives, we need to mindful of our thoughts and our ways. We need to follow God and be Godly men so that we may Godly families to make a Godly world.
Thank You for this wonderful day that You have blessed us with. Help all the men of the world to turn to You. Help us love You with all that we are. Guide us on how raise our children, be with our wives and live for God. You alone are our God and we should only follow You. Help us to make an impact on the world for You.
In Your name we pray,