We call them the five “big rocks” for how to be a man. Like a well-balanced diet, these five things are quintessential for the godly man. But, why do we need to lead our sons on a journey into godly manhood? Won’t it happen on its own?

No. It won’t. That’s what the world wants you to think. The world doesn’t care about godliness. The world can keep on doing what it does. We’re gonna do something different over here.

Imagine a world where instead of your son being influenced by friends,  TV, video games, music and more—what if your son’s manhood was found in Christ’s model of manhood.

Here we discuss the importance of modeling biblical manhood to our sons and to help create in them the traits for how to be a man.I’ve recently wrote the five vital principles and 4 ideas for intentionally discipling your child to help you understand your vital role in leading your home. As with most things in life, it’s important for you, dad, to go first. As you read, ask yourself if and how much you’re modeling these things for your son. 

1. The godly man trusts God.

The very first of the Ten Commandments God gave us was that we put Him first, above everything and everyone else. When we get things out of order and make other things or other people more important than God, we make those things false gods or idols. Your role as dad isn’t to point your son to you or to simply show him how to be a better man. No, biblical fatherhood points your son to God. You will point your son to you or to God by what you say and what you do. 

 

“Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.”
Proverbs 4:5

 

2. The godly man knows God’s Word.

This may be the most difficult “big rock” on the list. Do you know God’s Word? Really? Like, do you have it in your heart so that it’s not a forced thing when you try to apply it to situation? The Bible calls this “hiding God’s Word in our hearts” (Psalm 119:11). When we do this, His Word will help us experience H