I’ll just go ahead and say it… “I think most men go to church for the sake of someone else.” It seems to me that many men attend for the sake of their wife and/or kids. Look around next time you are in church, what factors do most men have in common? Are they middle-aged, married with kids? It seems to me as if so many men attend out of compulsion. It makes the wife happy and seems morally right to raise children in the church. How many men are there because the most important relationship in their life…. is that between himself and God? A man that is there because he wants nothing more than to lead his children by example. A man that will base his relationship with his wife on that of how Jesus loves the church.
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church
and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25)
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is
old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
I am not accusing or judging anyone. I’m able to recognize this problem only because I was that man. The fight for me to become the true man God has called me to be has only just begun. God has challenged me by asking, “Why do I go to church?” I’ll challenge you with the same question my brothers, “Is it only for them?” Or, is our priority truly to become the man that God desires. There is a shortage of these men. Men that do more than just “attend” church.
May each of us ask God to reveal our hearts to us. What are the things that are most important to us in our life? Is there anything more important… more awesome… than having an intimate relationship with Him? Let us do everything out of a sincere love for God. Those around us, and those that we love will be blessed from this. If you have children… “train,” if you have a wife… “give yourself for her.”
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