Man up! You got to fight sin

To all you who are struggling or who know someone struggling with sin, with sexual temptations, with lust, here is a challenge from one of the hit songs I listened to from the 116 clique. Leave a comment

See some of you all have bought the lie
That sex is what makes you a man
But that’s not what makes you a man
Anybody can go lay with a woman
What makes you a man is being defined
By who you say you are in Christ
If you have Christ you have all that you need
Everything you need is bound up in the resurrected Saviour

Sex is a gift from God but we’ve taken it and made it idolatry
We’ve taken it and put it in the place of God
And we worship it and so it comes out in all sorts of profane ways
And so we blame the women for what they’re wearing
And we blame the media for what they’re producing
But we never blame ourselves
For how we’ve twisted God’s gift to glorify us

Manning up is not just managing your sexual temptations
it’s not just managing your sin that’s not what it means to be a man
because you can try harder

And you can do better
and you can hang on longer

That’s not manning up
Manning up is our ability to lay down all of our effort
and all of our trying

And all of our strength

And say I trust in Jesus
I trust in his perfection

I trust in his power

I trust in his resurrection
because he’s the only one that can get me through this
and he’s the only one that can make me free

  1. January 23, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    written like a true christian fanatic.

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