The following post is intended for men. After watching the recent episode of “The Office” titled “After Hours” I just had to share some thoughts. Feel free to watch the episode that I have provided for you here via Hulu. (Warning: This show has adult content. I realize that I may be judged by some for admitting that I watch this show. However, I truly feel that there is a real lesson for all men to be found in this particular episode.)
Honestly, a real man is a faithful man. Can you Sir, say that if you were put into the following situations that you would handle them the way the Lord would call of you to…with integrity? If you are married and were away from home on a business trip, would you behave like Jim or like Stanley? If you are trying to seek success would you behave like Dwight or Packer? Is a relationship with a woman about love, commitment, and purity…or is it about just filling your selfish desires like Ryan? If you are a follower of Christ, you are called to be a man of integrity. Integrity is a quality that is lacking today in our society and especially in the church.
If we want to break free from the self-gratifying ways of many “Christian” men in the world today, then we have to get back to sound doctrinal teaching in the church. We must practice Titus 2:1-2 & 6-8: ” 1 As for you, Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching. 2 Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience… 6 In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. 7 And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. 8 Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us” (NLT). If we truly want to be pure faithful men, then we have to truly fall in love with Jesus more then we love ourselves. When we are in deep love with Him, then letting go of the temporary pleasures of the moment aren’t perceived as losses, but unwanted trash that we gladly through out of our lives. To be a man of God, means that life is really lived all for Him. Come on men, think about.