Many men think that what makes them a man is if they can beat the tar out of some other guy. To be sure, it is important that a man learn how to defend himself and his family, and physically if necessary. But I'll tell you what separates the men from the mice.
I have seen men abandon their wife and children for another woman. I have heard of men running off because they can't handle the stress of financial hardship. Some of these men were muscular and "tough," physically speaking.
But these men are cowards.
You know what makes a real man? A man who is like the Man of Sorrows, the Lord Jesus Christ. A real man is someone who knows how to woo a woman and marry her, and then continue to woo her and pursue her after he is married. A real man is a man who is not afraid to have kids. A real man is one who leads his family spiritually. A real man is one who is committed to his wife and children for his whole life.
It is interesting to note that the book of Revelation says that outside of the heavenly city will be the cowardly, among others.
Our society is made up of cowardly men.
So to all the men who read this blog entry, let us ask ourselves:
Are we men, or are we mice?