Every male coming into the world will become a man, if he lasts long enough. But sometime along the way he should stop and ask, “What kind of man do I want to become?”
“Quit you like men” is how the old version of I Corinthians 16:13 reads. Modern translations has it saying: “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong….”
Be a real man.
Be a man like Jesus.
He went up to the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone (Matthew 14:23).
Our text is the 14th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel. In this passage, we have several stark contrasts in manhood. We have King Herod Agrippa, we have the Lord Jesus Christ, and we have a disciple named Simon Peter.
Take a look at them…