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The Excellent Man (2 of 11)
CONTEXT: We saw a couple of weeks ago that God dedicated the better part of a Pro. 31 to the Excellent woman. One might wonder, where is the chapter dedicated to the excellent man. Well friend, the argument could be made that better part of Proverbs is dedicated to the excellent man. We are going to unpack those passages today.
As I said in the sermon on the previous sermon this sermon can speak to everyone.
1. Married Ladies - This can show you how to pray for your husband.
2. Mothers of Sons - This is how to pray for your sons.
3. Single Ladies - This will give you insight into what to seek and what to avoid in a man.
4. Mother's of Daughters - This is what you want to pray for in your future Son in Law.
5. Brothers - This is our calling and Solomon's wisdom as to how to live up to it.
Joe Stowell, former president of Moody Bible Institute, writes, "I was born male. But early in my life, I learned that being male did not necessarily make me a man.
Why all this focus on the masculine gender? Well I believe there are a few reasons.
1. David's Dying words to Solomon are found in 1 Kings 2:1-3 (ESV)
1 When David's time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying, 2 "I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man,"
2. Masculinity is a Mega Theme of Scripture
• 66 books of the Bible all written by Men
• God Presents Himself as Father not Mother
• Jesus presents Himself as Son not Daughter
• God has different expectations of men than women.
• God holds men to a higher level of accountability in the Home than women.
God is the only perfect role model for a man., C. S. Lewis said it brilliantly: "God is so masculine, that all of creation is feminine by comparison.
3. If we were to summarize the strategy of Satan in a simple statement I think it would be this: Neutralize the Man. Does Satan have designs o ...
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