It is not easy to be a “man” in today’s world. The “man” of today’s world is expected to know his place behind his wife and children. He is a simple minded, unintelligent being. He is to never be taken seriously. But what should a man who is a Christian be?
First and foremost he should be a Christian. He should posses the fruits of the Spirit, such as: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. He should be an example as Paul tells Timothy and Titus: in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity, a model of good works…show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned.
He should also be a provider and protector.
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1Ti 5:8 ESV)
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. (2Th 3:10 ESV)
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. (1Pe 3:7 ESV)
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, (Eph 5:25 ESV)
Too many times we forget this role that our Creator has set for a man. It is a man’s responsibility to provide for his family. How can a woman, be an “excellent wife”, “build her house,” learn “to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands” when she has to financially support her husband, because he was ill prepared to fulfill his role, or lacks the desire to do so. His role to provide is not only a physical one but a spiritual one also.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (Eph 6:4 ESV)
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deu 6:7 ESV)
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, (1Ti 2:8a ESV)
It is time we stop listening to the world, turn off the TV, computer, and video games. It’s time we take on the role our Creator has given us, and be men.
 Galatians 5:22-23
 1 Timothy 4:12
 Titus 2:7-8
 Proverbs 31:10-31
 Proverbs 14:1
 Titus 2:3-5