Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Putting Away Childish Ways

When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 1 Corinthians 13:11

For years now I have continued to hold onto my childish ways by refusing to grow up and shave. This morning in my quiet time I became extremely convicted of this and the fact that continuing to be a child has caused much pain and heartache on my own family and led to a lack of employment. Today is a new day and I have finally put away my childish ways and decided to embrace being a grown up by shaving my face and having a proper mustache as all men should. I remember my own father having a beard in his twenties, but since then he has always had a manly mustache. Today is my day to embrace manhood, so here is my new and improved manly look.

If you are struggling with shaving yourself then I encourage you to check out this Bible study about embracing manhood

1 comment:

  1. April Fools! I actually thought you were semi-serious up until the last line...you got me concerned there for a sec! Personally I've never really dealt with that struggle before. I I grew up thinking that shaving was just a man's way of "making up" his face in the morning similar to the way women spend time putting on "make up". I thought it was just "man-girls" who shaved : )

    Concerning 1 Cor 13:11...If you read that verse in "context", it's actually a prophecy about the future...It's addressing the problem that many men will one day have as they forget that things like digital games, or bouncing a ball & putting it in a hole more times than their peers, were originally meant for children. The time, money, and passion spent on those games by grown men in our generation has brought the "prophecy" to pass.
    That's a little April fools exegesis for you...but with a tiny hint of truth from an immature spoiled brat that has four children & still doesn't shave!

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