Monday, March 9, 2009

In The Company Of Men

It is not possible for a man to learn how to be a man in the company of women. He can learn much from the women in his life. Timothy learned of the faith through his mother and grandmother. Yet, God put Paul in his life as a spiritual father. This weekend I spent time in the company of men. We left home, journied to the river, and spent time with God, in prayer and in the Word. We experienced the powerful call of God to live as men of valor, men of God. It was a sovereignly ordained event, drawing us to this place away from our homes into this company of men. There we learned more of what it means to be a Christian man, and it was good. It was very good. From the Gadites there went over to David at the stronghold in the whildernesss mighty and experienced warriors, expert with shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions and who were swift as gazelles upon the mountains. (1 Chron. 12:8 - ESV)