RoMANtic: Reclaiming Manhood

Day 1 of 6 • This day’s reading



“What does it mean to be a man?” Some will argue that your manhood is based on what you do for a living, or having a certain number of sexual partners, or being "strong" and not showing emotions, or knowing what to do in all situations, or being able to protect and provide for your family, some say it's just a label. Depending on who you ask, you might get a different combination of these or an emphasis on a few over others.

Nevertheless, God's Word shows us a clear picture of what it means to be a man. It is first and foremost important to know that manhood isn't a final destination, but an ongoing journey. With each passing moment, we have the ability to grow into the men God has called us to be.

To the Jews who believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” John 8:31-32. The freedom Jesus speaks of requires some unlearning; unlearning a lot of things we think we know about manhood, in order to make room for the truth He set in motion from the very beginning. 

Jesus goes on to share that He learned the truth He shares from His Father (John 8:38).

 In order to make room for the Father’s teaching, we must do away with some of the “lessons from our fathers” (media, music, society, culture, well-intending models with misguided information, etc.) If there was ever a time for men to heal from the sickness of false ideologies, it's now. Let's dive in and unwrap the man in you!