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October 18, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | October 18

When it comes down to it, God’s definition of real manhood is pretty simple: it means hearing His Word and doing it. That’s God’s only definition of manhood – a doer of the Word.  And God’s definition of a sissy is someone who hears the Word of God and doesn’t do it.

Have you ever known a guy whose beard is so heavy he uses two blades to shave in the morning – one for each side of his face?  By late afternoon, his four o’clock shadow is so thick he has to shave again.  Four blades in one day! For those of us who are “smooth men,” we hold this tough guy in awe.

But God cares nothing about that.  When God looks around, He’s not looking for a man’s man but for “God’s man.” His definition of a man – someone who hears His Word and acts upon it – it tough, but at least it’s clear.


Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says. (JAMES 1:22)

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