Role One: Men Who Are Christians – Personal Disciplines
Session One: Christian Men and God’s Word
Discussed at Men to Men, January 14
Blessed is the man who
walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
(Psalm 1:1–3, ESV)
We understand that men fight laziness, ignorance (about what plan to follow, or about the meaning of what they read), disbelief, sinful delight in other things, distractions (cares of the world), fatigue (perhaps from not choosing to go to bed earlier), and fear (of needing to change). But men are responsible to God for their own souls and for their families. They need the strength and guidance that only God’s Word provides so they must do something to gain understanding of and love for Scripture.
The following recommendations are not the only resources of value but those that the elders found most useful in their own personal Word intake and theological formation.
“It is not a question of time but of values.” (John Piper, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals, p. 87)