Sexual revelations about their children shake most parents to the core.
It's inevitable and universal, as soon as Christmas winds down and December 31 appears on our phones, we all face a new year with new opportunities. Many are resolving to lose weight or gain greater income or set some other goal, typically requiring will power and time management skills -- both of which often fade within a few weeks. If God were writing our resolutions, what do you think He would come up with?
Have you ever had someone say: "Hey, there's your son, he looks just like you." People usually use that externally, but when they want to describe character, they say "Like father, like son."
When you think back on your life, how many of you had visions of being a superhero who brought justice? We want to be on the right side of good, but then as we age our vision goes from the ideal to what is really born into us, to something else, usually because we're subjected to life here on Earth. There are losses. We get hurt.
God says you have the mantle of leadership in your home. That means your leadership style surrounds, covers, encapsulates, and leaks onto the people around you. What we have learned in this is that integrity in the home begins with the integrity of our heart.
In part two of "The Mantle" series we are going to look at the connections, the relationships in a family, and the character or integrity of the family. What is mixed into your life? What is your heart full of? Is it full of business information? Is it trivia? Is it sports? Is it success or status? Is it politics?
Every man carries "The Mantle" of leadership for his family. When it comes to your family, you are "The Mantle" of leadership. It's your job — your duty — to surround and cover your wife and your children with love, affection, caring and spiritual leadership. God teaches us these Biblical truths in Timothy, Proverbs and Matthew. Let's look at what the Bible says about how we — God's men — should live our lives today with "The Mantle" of leadership.
For starters, problems seldom exist at the level at which we finally see them. There is a personal side to the public behaviors of men where, against their better judgment, track record, or public position, they choose poorly. Men are like icebergs – you only see the tip.