What Do Men Want? Part 3
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Sunday, February 12 2006 19:00|
We are looking at a list of the three things I think men want…
In the two previous Weekly Briefings we explored #1 and #2. This week let's talk about #3.
I just heard about a man that seemed to have it all together.professing Christian, great career, lovely wife, and she was three months pregnant. He chucked to whole thing and left her last week.
On the way to finding Something we can give our lives to and Someone to share it with, we all find this to be true: Even if we have a crystal-clear calling and the world's most perfect mate, it's hard. We all must do our work while feeling the prick of thorns. This raises questions like?
Christianity is a system (a belief system) that perfectly explains why life is so hard, and what to do about it. The problem, however, is that every other system (philosophy, worldview, religion) also promises the same thing. And the good ones actually work-sometimes as long as 30 or 40 years. But all systems other than Christianity eventually fail, frequently at the worst possible moment, and often after you have given that system the best years of your life.
All systems other than Christianity rest on foundations that are not true. Then how do these false systems remain in existence? That's because all systems have traces of truth-or they wouldn't last ten minutes. As a philosophy professor of mine is fond of saying, "It takes a lot of truth to float an error.”
Christianity is the only system that is all true all the time. Fortunately, the Bible doesn't describe a utopian world free of pain. That would make Christianity a wishful farce. Instead, the Bible describes the world exactly as we see it. The Bible describes a fallen world that needs a redeemer.
Let's exhort our men not to give the best years of their lives to a lie. And let's take our own advice and live a surrendered life.
For the glory of Christ and no other reason...