A good man is hard to find these days. At least that’s the impression you might get from a society that is having a tough time finding heroes.
Too often, though, we look in the wrong places when we’re searching for role models. We look for someone who is a good athlete or who makes a lot of money or who commands respect because of leadership skills.
When we look only in these situations for good men, we fail to see that most of the godly men are not in the spotlight. They are just quietly and faithfully serving their families, their friends, and God.
In Psalm 112 we see a clear set of guidelines for what makes a man good. According to the psalmist, a good man fears the Lord (v.1), delights in God’s commands (v.1), and is gracious, compassionate, and righteous (v.4). He is generous and exercises discretion (v.5). He is unshakable in his faith, and he has no fear because his trust is in God (vv.6-8).
Looking for a good man? In a society where so many are anything but godly, how can we set the right example? Look at Psalm 112. It’s a pattern all Christian men (and women) need to follow if they want to make a difference in their world.
The model of a man is he
Whose life is strong and true,
Who loves the Lord with all his heart
And seeks His will to do. —DJD
To make a difference in the world, let Jesus make a difference in you.