Maverick Christian Manhood
Romans 12:1–2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
If you have ever used a mold to make something, then you know what it means to be molded. That is the idea of conforming. It means being pressed into the mold of something to take on the shape of the mold.
This world is not the friend of Christ! No, it is quite the opposite.
The Bible tells us in James 4:4 – “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
If you are going to follow Christ, then you will have to be a maverick. Old friends, old habits, and old places will become strange to you as you mature in Christian manhood. That is because you are breaking the old mold, and being pressed into a new one. You are being changed into the image of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: Christian manhood is maverick manhood. The sinful and worldly men around you, will not understand.