Imagine a son whose father journeyed to a distant country and then wrote his son a series of letters, instructing him on how he was to carry on the family name and how he was to conduct the family business. Yet suppose that the son never read his father’s letters. How would this son ever learn to represent the father and conduct the father’s business? He wouldn’t. And neither does the local church that ignores the Word of God.
If we want to be the men God is calling us to be—men who are rightly admired and respected by those we love, men who faithfully fulfill our duty before God—then we will make as our motto and watchword the Masculine Mandate that we have received from God...
Matthew gives us three clear statements about Jesus's mission. If we miss one of them, we will only follow a two-dimensional shadow of the real Jesus, and when it comes to following Jesus, two out of three is very bad indeed.
Mother's Day can bring mixed emotions. The idyllic imagery of motherhood often doesn't match up with the reality that the relationships involved are often far more complicated than we wish. If Mother's Day is bittersweet for you, here's some encouragement from God's word.