Man Up — Biblical Principles of Masculinity
You have perhaps heard the saying/phrase “Man up.” As in, “I don’t care how tired you are; man up and get back to work.” Or, “I don’t care how unpleasant it is; man up and change that diaper.” “Get off the couch, man up, and mow the lawn.”
“Man up” in our modern language means “be a man, do what a man is supposed to do.”
Unfortunately, there is lots of confusion these days in our culture as to what a man is and what men are supposed to do. We hear complaints of “toxic” masculinity, and men may wonder if they can be masculine without offending others.
We should be able to avoid the kind of confusion we see in our world today. Because we have the Bible as our guide, we don’t need to be confused about manhood and masculinity. That’s what I want to talk about today; key biblical principles of masculinity. On Father’s Day, we need to be reminded about the biblical teaching regarding what it means to be a man.