Friday, September 24, 2010

A Man's Man (Part 1)

A nine year old boy was asked the secret to a perfect marriage.  His answer?  “You tell your wife she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck.”

This Sunday’s message is “A Man’s Man” and it brings to mind pictures of John Wayne, or others that have been held up through the years as being manly men.  God’s definition of a man’s man is a little different. 

Acts 13:22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'  

Of course all the ladies are zooming in on that last part of the verse – He will do everything I want him to do, right?  That’s God talking remember?  David: hero of many battles, overlooked by his family, his father, his contemporaries, and his brothers.  In fact David was overlooked by everyone except God.  A man after God’s own heart!

Even the prophet of God Samuel was convinced that David’s oldest brother would be the one chosen to lead Israel.  1 Samuel 16:6-7.  But when God looked at David’s heart, he saw a heart that was devoted fully to Him. Cf. 1 Kings 11:4

What kind of a man are you?  Or if you are a woman reading this, what kind of a man do you expect the men in your life to be?  All men are simply fathers, sons, and brothers, men who have been hurt, men who have rejoiced, men who have had successes and failures in this life, but the point of this message has nothing to do with your circumstances, but everything to do with your heart.
David, a man after God’s own heart was
Imperfect &
I’ll explain in greater detail (in part 2) after the message on Sunday.  Thanks for reading.

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