Jesus is the poster boy of the undivided heart, our model role model. From His undivided heart flowed the deep waters of conviction and spiritual integrity, which fostered and fed the growth of the strongest spine in human history. Jesus’s critics could not make Him bend and finally had to admit it:
Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. (MARK 12:14, emphasis added)
Jesus’s identity in His Father was formed in His heart in such a way that the world saw a real man. One who was free to love, help, heal, serve, teach, confront, and connect radically with people. Most important for us males, Jesus Christ modeled how to release oneself fully to God’s purposes in the face of personal suffering–the real test of a man’s heart.