The confidence of a man is founded on many things. His physical health, his mental health, his ability to earn income, and many other things. A carnal minded man can easily find himself entangled in this web of Satan's lies.
In a world not operating in the wisdom which God teaches, but operating in the wisdom which man teaches, a young and even an old man can find themselves in a great deal of confusion.
I Corinthians 2:4-7 Says,
4 "My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power." 5 " That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God." 6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes (high rating men)of this world, that come to nought." 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory."
Some men were taught that a man's worth is based on his ability to make money.
THIS IS A LIE!
The Bible teaches us that a wise man knows that God is the provider of the entire world.
That no man is to place this huge burden on his own shoulders.
Philippians 4:19 " God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Matthew 6:31-33 " Take no thought, saying, what shall we eat? or, what shall we drink?or, where shall we be clothed? 32 "For after all these things do the Gentiles ( unbelievers) seek, for your heavenly Father know that ye have need of all these things." 33 " But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
For this reason do men die earlier than women on this earth. For this reason we have had men take their own lives when failing to provide for a woman or his children. For this reason do men compromise the words of God for money. But this is only one untruth about what makes a man a man that is causing so much death and destruction.
The Bible speaks of two kinds of women; a virtuous woman and the harlot.
The virtuous woman is not dependant on the labor of her husband, she makes her own money. She shows love to her husband as well as her children and none of them feel not loved. She is wise in the word of God and lives her life with honor because of the word. She will not stray from her husband and he trust her 100%. She is kind to the poor and to the needy.
This is a description of a virtuous women according to proverbs 31:10-31 read it when you can.
The harlot seek to prey on a man which lacks wisdom, she speaks flattering and flirtatious words. She lures a man to sleep with her while her husbands away. She empties a man's pockets with her request and her demands. She may be the most beautiful woman you have ever seen, but there is a world of trouble attached to her. She is loud and bossy, but it does not mean that she can be subtle.
This is a description of a harlot according to Proverbs 7:5-27 read it when you can.
Proverbs 7:26-27 " many strong men have been slain by her." 27 " Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death."
Proverbs 31:30 " Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that fears the Lord, she shall be praised."
II Corinthians 6:14 " Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Many of you were taught that a man's worth was based on his ability to earn income. a woman would want you based on this belief, your children would respect you based on this belief, and your very manhood was based on this belief.
Let us disprove this lying myth.
If that is true, then according to your belief your wife has the right to leave you and get with another man who still has a job if you loose yours. right?
SEE HOW FOOLISH THIS WAY OF THINKING IS?
Learn the truth about What makes a Man a Man.
Study the Word of God.
until next time, Brothers be strong, God bless you,
Minister Lamar F. Porter