“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Men, we’ve been ripped off. The full life we desire deep down has been stolen. The Thief has taken authentic manhood right out from under us and replaced it with a cheap imitation that is nothing like it. So we spend decades pursuing the “full life” by trying to fill our life with everything on earth we can afford. But our heart wasn’t designed to be satisfied by earth’s pleasure. It was created for Eternity’s Treasure.
Our Shepherd is inviting us back to the safety of His pasture. Where He will protect us from the wolf who is devouring men by the millions. The full life is only found in Jesus Himself. He gives us a true definition of manhood because He alone IS the standard of Manhood. He left us 33 years of perfect manhood to follow. His life told us that real men obey their Heavenly Father in everything. Everything. What we say, do, think, desire. Even when it hurts. His death told us that real men lay down their life for those they love. His resurrection tells us we can follow in His perfect steps and make lots of mistakes along the way. Because real manhood is found not by our grit, but by God’s Grace.