“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.”
This may seem like an odd place to start on a list of encouraging Bible verses for men. However, this one speaks to God’s original intent for men. God didn’t place Adam in the Garden of Eden to relax and have a party. There was work to be done. Adam was to find fulfillment and pleasure in following through with God’s plan for him.
God places all of us in a specific position (jobs) for a reason. We can find purpose where we are planted even if we may be struggling with certain aspects of our job. Even through tough circumstances we can honor God with our effort and fulfill his purpose for us to work until he moves us on to the next destination.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
As a general rule, woman are a lot more talkative than men. Men tend to keep things inside whereas women generally feel more freedom to share with one another. This verse tells us though the power of being there for a friend. Not only is their a bonding that occurs from togetherness, but being there for a brother in Christ can uplift them, keep them accountable and makes them feel better.
Men need each other in the worst way. We tend to keep things bottled up because we don’t think anyone wants to hear or wants to help. That only leads to problems. We need to come along beside our friends who need someone to share with and be an encouragement to them. If you know someone you could reach out to, do so today.
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”