I bet you will agree that when a godly man teaches and instructs you, you value his time and investment in your life.
That is the plan Jesus had for his followers since the beginning, and He has passed it on to us as biblical men. Consider the following scriptures:
2 Timothy 2:2–4 “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
In this article, you will learn about the Role of Biblical Manhood as a Mentor, and about the Biblical Man’s:
1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
As Christian men, we profess to be followers of Christ.
The biggest responsibility of any Christian man is to teach others about the Lord and make disciples of them.
There is no greater title that a Christian man can want for himself than being called a man of God. That comes with a lot of responsibility, but also with great rewards, and privilege.
One of these is the responsibility of teaching others about the Lord. There aren’t many experiences that compare to the pleasure of helping other men learn and live for Christ.
As Christians, we are very blessed to know the Lord, and are called to share the Gospel message widely, and often.
Your wife and children, relatives, co-workers, fellow students, neighbors, and others that cross your path, are just a few prospects you can share the gospel with.
It doesn’t matter whether you have a formal assignment, or are a teacher in the church, or what profession you are in. Wherever you are, there are opportunities to reach and teach.
One of the Lord’s primary purposes for us as biblical men, is to diligently teach others the doctrines of the His word, with the promise that His grace will assist us to do that.
2 Timothy 2:2 “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
Matthew 28:19–20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Being a good teacher means being a good student of the Word. You should be in the scriptures often, and studying them with the purpose of making yourself ready and prepared.
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
A Biblical man has a deep love for God’s word, a desire to study it, and a passion to understand the doctrines that are taught in it.
With the power of the Holy Spirit, you are able to teach your wife and children what you have learned. You don’t need to know it all, but you should be able to teach others what God has taught you.
Jesus had a passion to teach people about the things of God. The example of Jesus Christ should inspire you as a man of faith to be a good teacher of God’s Word.
When walking this earth, and spreading the Word, Jesus displayed genuine concern and love for all people, regardless of their faith.
He taught them the principles of the gospel in a way that would help them with their needs and strengthened them personally.
He was gentle in His teaching, helping them understand the gospel’s saving truth, and what they needed to do in order to have a right relationship with God the Father.
As a biblical man, it is important to teach in a way that will leave your listeners feeling nourished and encouraged.
Avoid being prideful or abrasive, and don’t point out the scriptural ignorance that someone else might have.
We were all, at some point in our lives, in the dark regarding the gospel. So, demonstrate humility as you draw others to Christ.
Ask prodding questions that will help them apply what you have taught them, this will awaken in them, a desire to understand the Bible more.
Teach carefully, patiently, and prayerfully as they grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:4 “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
As a teacher, it is important to champion the truth. Don’t be tempted to bend the Gospel to suit your situation. Be consistent in teaching the Word of God.
Always pray before you teach someone, as you are handling the Holy Bible.
Even as Biblical men we can often struggle with pride. The more knowledge we gain the more tempted we are to become prideful about it.
1 Corinthians 8:1 “…we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.”
Never fall into the trap of feeling self-righteous, or think that you know everything and have it all figured out.
Critically examine your motives for teaching, because it is human nature to make yourself look good or seem important.
Philippians 2:3 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves”.
We have become used to getting things done as efficiently and effectively as possible, but Christianity does not work like that.
The assumption that anything can be done in your own strength might apply in other aspects of your life, but not in teaching the scriptures.
It is a process that takes humility, time and effort.
The process of discipleship is a process of pursuit. It is pursuing Christ yourself and pursuing others for Christ.
It is important for you as a man of God, to remind your children and others of the challenges they will encounter as they pursue the Lord.
While you pursue them for Christ, they must pursue Christ!
Many Christians failed to learn to trust in God with their little frustrations and instead grumble and chafe under them.
We forget that it is the little frustrations that God uses, to build our character and faith, as we submit to God and pursue him in our daily circumstances.
- Illustration: It’s been said that “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor”.
The Christian life is not a bed of roses, it is a life of dedication to God, no matter the circumstances.
As a professing Christian man, leader of your family, and mentor to other men, remember that Christ is the message.
Be willing to share the precious gospel of Christ with others, and teach young believers about the things of God.
Just as you were taught the Word, by other men of God, you must teach others also. That is Jesus’ plan for you as a biblical man.
Remember that for non-believers to know about the Word of God, they must learn from those who know it.