Guess who needs a manly Bible study
Men. Guys. And every person who was born a male. I think that covers it. And why do I say men need a manly Bible study? Because most men, at least most of them in typical churches in America, are getting that.
Wanna know a great source for a quick manly Bible study?
Try Psalm 18. It’s not gonna give you an in-depth look at theology. Or epistemology. Or even eschatology. But what it IS gonna give you, and plenty of it, is a manly look at our super manly God.
Now, before you go off the deep end (or think I’ve gone there), I know God the Father is not a man. But guess who IS a man. God the Son. Jesus. And He is the manliest man who ever lived. And He’s fully God, too. So, when David, “servant of the LORD”, talks about his rock and fortress and deliverer, he’s not talking about some all-forgiving peace hippy.
No, Psalm 18 is full of strong, powerful descriptions of our living, loving Creator. And there’s lots of earth shaking, hills quaking, fire and smoke, and hailstones. Coincidentally, as I’m writing this it’s hailing outside. And even though the hailstones are small, they make some noise. So, imagine hailstones big enough to get mentioned in the Bible.
Psalm 18 also talks about God’s power over brightness and darkness. Foundations of the world are uncovered. And there are “lightnings in abundance.” Does this sound like a peacenik or a pacifist? Hardly. And David even has faith he can jump over walls and face enemy troops alone. Because he knows God will be with him.
But you know what else is manly about God?
It’s not like God takes pleasure in pounding wicked people down. He’d much rather show mercy. But He shows mercy to the merciful. And His love knows no limits for those who love Him.
But just know. If and when you decide to go up against God, you’ll lose. And there will be no avengers or justice league superheroes who will be able to withstand His justice. Because this isn’t a fictitious Thanos we’re talking about. This is the one, true, living, loving Creator of Heaven, Earth, the universe, and all of us. And that’s as manly as it gets.
Manly men love God’s truthful word.
It’s the best news they’ve ever heard.
So, right now is the time to start.
Be a man after God’s own heart.
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids