Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6
I was looking at (editing) the Posts page this morning and my eyes kept being drawn to the photo of the two young boys arm wrestling. I had placed that photo on the page earlier to illustrate the innate masculinity boys are born with. I know some will argue that some boys aren’t born with innate masculinity, but I personally doubt that. I don’t care what your sexual persuasion is, but masculinity exists in all men and boys. Feminine traits and behaviors can be learned, but they don’t have to be exhibited.
As I was looking at this picture again, Proverbs 22:6 popped into my head. This verse is speaking directly to us as men, fathers, brothers, cousins, and uncles. I was raised by my mother in a single-parent home. I had to look outside the home for strong men figures. I had uncles who fit this bill, and the fathers of friends who also served as role models. I even watched strong masculine family men portrayed on TV for clues and insights on how to be a man. As men in any capacity, we must live by the Word, and train up our children in the way he should go.
Your thoughts and comments are welcome.