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And He Himself gave some to be....evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...
- Ephesians 4:11-12

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Proverbs 31 Man

There has been a resurgence of sorts the last few years as the evangelical church has re-examined what the Bible has to say about the differences between men and women, especially related to their God given roles within the family unit. This has been a good thing, of course, because we must understand and apply what the Bible tells us about the roles that God has designed for us, for our good and His glory. The church simply cannot afford to be confused on matters of the reality of gender roles and the design and function of the family. And make no mistake about it, the Bible is clear about these things and that which clouds the truth as it is presented in the pages of Scripture range from a poor hermeneutic to a feminist agenda.

Often in this kind of study we hear about The Proverbs 31 Woman. After all, it is Proverbs 31:10-31 that gives us The Portrait of a Godly Wife. This picture of ideal womanhood is used to inspire and motivate the women in our churches to reach for the potential that is there. But what about the men? What is the ideal for them? Where do we find that in the Scriptures?

Well, we usually spend so much time looking at verses 10-31 of Proverbs 31 that we neglect verses 1-9, and there we find that in context this whole chapter has been written, not to instruct women, but to instruct men! Here we see that this chapter is really about The Proverbs 31 Man. Here we see what the Bible expects for men when it comes to behavior, to faith, and to family.

With this in mind, as I preached a series of messages on God's Design for the Family a few years back, I spent time in Proverbs 31 examining what it has to say about women and about men. As I preached through the series I first dealt with The Portrait of a Godly Wife and now I have finally been able to get the message posted that I preached on The Portrait of a Godly Husband.

So click on the title of these messages and listen to these sermons from Proverbs 31. And then do what you hear! Let us strive to be godly men and women, fulfilling the roles God has designed for us within the family. As we do, He is glorified and the gospel is proclaimed through our obedience.

What is a Proverbs 31 Man? Listen and learn!

~pastorway

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