Al Mohler asks the question, “When does a boy become a man?” The answer, he argues, must go far beyond biology and chronological age.
As defined in the Bible, manhood is a functional reality, demonstrated in a man's fulfillment of responsibility and leadership. With this in mind, let me suggest thirteen marks of biblical manhood. The achievement of these vital qualities marks the emergence of a man who will demonstrate true biblical masculinity.
- Spiritual maturity sufficient to lead a wife and children.
- Personal maturity sufficient to be a responsible husband and father.
- Economic maturity sufficient to hold an adult job and handle money.
- Physical maturity sufficient to work and protect a family.
- Sexual maturity sufficient to marry and fulfill God's purposes.
- Moral maturity sufficient to lead as example of righteousness.
Part two, tomorrow, will offer seven more marks of biblical manhood.