Point Man Ch 5

Our Point Man study this morning was about the necessity of the Word of God in the life of a man. It was so encouraging to hear man after man share about how God has used the Bible in their life to help them get rooted, grow, and keep perspective. Many shared how it wasn’t until they got gut punched by the storms of life that they realized just how important daily time in the Word is. Jesus said man does not live by bread alone but by EVERY WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matt 4:4). Our souls need the Word of God like our bodies need food!

Steve Farrar writes “God’s Word gives me a dose of reality. There is right and wrong; there are consequences for making wrong choices…I need God’s commentary on life every day. A Christian man in this society is swimming upstream against the current. Without the constant nutrition of the Word, he will soon tire and be dragged off by the sheer force of the current. A solid education of biblical truth is not optional for the family leader…It’s not easy to hold onto convictions when you’re in the minority. You and I live in a society that is constantly trying to chip away at our biblical convictions. My time in the Scripture each morning underscores why I hold those convictions. We are in a war for our families, and we cannot afford to compromise the divine absolutes given us…As I read and ponder the Scriptures, I am forced to evaluate my convictions. Perhaps some of them don’t agree with God’s Word and need to be changed. Or maybe I’ve started to compromise convictions I’ve always held. As I am exposed to Scripture, I find encouragement to stand firm in the truth and not negotiate what the Bible clearly teaches. Each day I have to make choices based on my convictions…I need God’s input to make consistently right choices. I must feed on Scripture every day…I cannot afford to be spiritually anorexic when I’ve been given the responsibility to lead my family. A malnourished man is worthless in hand-to-hand combat. Because he has no strength, he is easy prey for the enemy.”

Also, here’s a quote and some statistics from a Men’s devotional by an author named David Murrow: “Spending consistent time in the Bible can literally turn your life around. Research indicates that men who engage in the Bible at least 4 times a week are:

• 57% less likely to abuse alcohol

• 68% less likely to stray away from their marriage

• 61% less likely to view porn

• 74% less likely to gamble

• More than twice as likely to share their faith and disciple others

• More than 4 times as likely to memorize Scripture”

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. Psalms 1:1-3

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