Wednesday, May 21, 2008

John Piper on a Biblical Manhood and Leadership

This is one of my all-time favorite Piper quotes, one that I read as a single fella and have come to appreciate more and more as I am married and have 2 little ones. The call to being a Biblical man is not one that we can do on our own, it is one we work hard daily after and lay our heads down at night with the full realization that it was not I, but the grace of God in me working the whole time. Fellas, are we fighting for this, are we willing to put down the remote, turn off the flat-screen and fight for this?? That is why this quote is one I must think on daily;

"The call to leadership is a call to humble oneself and take the responsibility to be a servant-leader in ways that are appropriate to every different relationship with women.

It is a call to risk getting egg on our faces; to pray as we have never prayed before; to be constantly in the Word; to be more given to planning, more intentional, more thoughtful, less carried along by the mood of the moment; to be disciplined and ordered in our lives; to be tenderhearted and sensitive; to take the initiative to make sure there is a time and a place to talk to her about what needs to be talked about; and to be ready to lay down our lives the way Christ did if that is necessary." (What's the Difference? Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible, pg. 38)

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