Act Like Men – I Corinthians 16:13–14
Be on the Alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all you do be done in love.
Act Like Men
It almost seems redundant to have the topic also be the main point. What does it mean to “Act Like Men”? Another translation says, “Be Courageous” (NIV). Genesis provides a brief insight: Gen 1:28; “And God Blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it and rule over every living thing that moves on the earth”. It was God’s blessing on man to be responsible for/the overseer of every living thing. That implies you are actively and courageously engaging, with the intent of fulfilling the responsibility that God has laid out in His Word. How active am I courageously engaging with the “Garden” with which God has Blessed me? Am I serving my “Garden” (for their best), or asking the “Garden” to serve me (only for my best)?
Additional content found in the book, Act Like Men; Author Dr. Jim Grassi