Wisdom For Men

Seven Lessons Learned by Men Who Desire to Be Pleasing to Christ
Pastor Marvin R. Knight

Here are seven life-lessons learned by men who desire to be pleasing to Christ:

  1. Intimate connection with the things of Christ does not fight indwelling lust. There is only one way to deal with lust: run! (2 Tim.2:22; Rom.13:14; 7:22)
  2. The fruit of the Spirit attracts both the right kind of the people and the wrong kind. Don’t be surprised that both fruit lovers and fruit flies come when God is working in your life. (Gal.5:22-23; 2:4; Phil.3:1-3)
  3. The presence of conflict doesn’t always mean that something is wrong in your life; it could indicate that something is right. (Matt.10:34-36; Luke 10:28)
  4. Make sure that your motivation to please and serve God is not to measure up to His standard, but that it is fueled by grace and the cross. (2 Cor.5:14-14; Heb.13:9)
  5. Don’t rely on human understanding alone, seek wisdom in the counsel of the godly and from the Word of God. (Prov.3:5-6; 12:4)
  6. Victory is not for too much celebration, but for preparation for the next battle. (Luke 10:1-20; Eph.6:10ff)
  7. Listen to your wife, but use wisdom. Don’t follow everything she says, especially if it doesn’t line up with the Word. However, if it does, receive it humbly. (Gen.3:17-19; Ps.119:9, 11, 105; Prov.5:18-19)