The Men of Iron Minute
by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation
Are you the home improvement type? I only dabble in that world. I am not the Bob Villa or HGTV kind of guy. Don’t get me wrong. I admire the finished product once it’s done. I am sure you know that feeling too. We purchased a home recently. The house has good bones, but it needs some cosmetic repair. Every homeowner knows there is always upkeep, problems to manage, and a wish list of improvements waiting for the money tree to produce. The enemy in every home is neglect. I was drawn to a classic example of this obvious danger on my drive to work. As I stopped at an intersection, I noticed that a bird flew into the siding of a house. In disbelief, I stared and watched the bird come and go from this house over and over. The bird is living in the house. Read that again. I am unsure of how long this has gone on, but I am sure of one thing, it was preventable. In life, homeownership, and nation-building, we don’t fail when we take responsibility; we always fail when we neglect to do it.
Surveying the cultural landscape may leave you wondering, “Why is everything broken?” The media is flawed. Families are in decay, and marriage crumbles. Inflation is taking family vacations. Sports aren’t about the game anymore. The truth seems to be slipping from churches like chocolate from a fudge bar on a hot day.
What can a man do?
- Take responsibility
- Trust God
A couple of days ago, I was reminded of this hopeful truth in a world bent on decay and depravity. Psalm 19:7, “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. (NIV84)
The law of the LORD is perfect, flawless, and useful for turbulent times. Taking responsibility begins with taking God’s Word seriously. It’s perfect and trustworthy.
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