The Proverbs 31 Man

Credit: (Connor Botts)

Happy Sunday peeps! It’s a blessing to be here with you and sharing in the bliss that is life. Whoever is reading this, I’ve got this vibe; this heaviness that a testimony is on the way. Let’s get to reading then, shall we?

The rate at which we’re having conversations about relationships, is scary. Like you can start a conversation with some random person about something as unrelated as the current state of Ghana’s economy; and by some amazing, magical twist, the conversation ends up being about relationships.

It always ends up being about relationships. The thought seems scary. Like there’s some dude in the background playing choice with us and choosing our words for us but this dude, has a penchant for relationships and issues regarding it.

Funny enough, it’s almost always about some lady who’s a feminist who doesn’t want to submit or about something some guy did which somehow is the fault of the Lady. We always hear stories. And doesn’t it amaze you how its always about how a woman should act to keep her man or how she’s supposed to be a virtuous woman and blah blah blah?

Well I want to jump on the bandwagon tonight. Not the bandwagon of how women should act and all that. No, the bandwagon of relationships with a tinge of how men should act and how we’ve been given a lot of freedom.

First off, let me say this; and this is only what I think and how I see things but, our convictions should lead us to do the things we do. I’ll explain in a bit but having conviction for the things you do, will make you responsible for your actions and reactions and reduce your tendency to feel entitled about/to others.

Proverbs 31 is probably used with “woman” more than anything else as an expression. You’ll hear a lot of people point to the “Proverbs 31 Woman” when they want to depict a model woman but what we all miss is the introductory verse in the chapter. Although every single verse applies to everyone – man or woman, we’ve somehow found comfort in separating the traits for both.

I think one of my favourite things to do is to address a guy as a King. I’m not here to quote scriptures so just in case you’re intrigued, you can go read Proverbs 31:3-9. We’ve been made to understand that we’re gods on earth; Kings and Queens in our own right, ruling with Christ.

Sadly many of us pass through this life getting validation from the number of flings we’ve had and the number of Women we’ve crossed off our list. I won’t lie and say I haven’t had that conversation or tried to prove to the boys that I’ve also got game. I’m not going to take the moral high ground and make this concept look as far away as possible.

I think once we understand our position as Kings, there are somethings we just are unable to do. Reading through Proverbs 31, there are recommendations made in there. The recommendation to stay away from booze; of course there’s a requirement to meet before booze is a justifiable thing. A just, wise and in more ways than one, virtuous man. That’s the Proverbs 31 man.

I know how it can get with the boys. Trying to show you’re “the man”. It can quickly get out of hand while trying to prove that. Your male genitalia isn’t enough to show you’re a man?

I pray that as you read the scripture, your understanding is increased; your conviction as well because once you come to an understanding of who and what you are in Christ Jesus, you’re able to hold yourself to your actions and reactions.

Be that guy. Be the King in Proverbs 31!

Thanks for making it thus far. Let’s meet in the comment section then, shall we? And be sure to tell a friend or family about this family.

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