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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

The Triumph Over Evil


There is an interesting yard ornament just south of my hometown. It’s a sign that reads, “The one thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmond Burke brings this ring of truth. Evil triumphs when good men do nothing. Why does this strike deeply into the heart of a good, well-intentioned man? Deep in the recess of every man, beneath the hurt, the decay of loss, and the self-inflicted wounds, is a warrior seeking to leverage his strength! A godly man roots his masculine identity in God. His masculinity becomes an exercise of action over words, activity over rhetoric, and agency over apathy. A godly man’s identity and purpose are interwoven so tightly that, though the Enemy attacks, man’s confidence and courage are worth following.

Men, we are in this together. This is no solo ascent. The battle is too large, and the stakes are too high. Manhood is when men are bonded together under the banner of Christ to expand the Kingdom of God. Jesus gave this inspiring call to action, “the Kingdom of Heaven has been forcefully advancing, and violent people are attacking it.” (Matthew 11:12, NLT) You may have been shackled by fear or wounded by the shrapnel of life, but you can stay in the fight with God and other men. “If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us?” (Romans 8:31, AMP)

No one.

As a good man, where do you need to leverage your strength?

 

  • Mentoring other men
  • Serving in the local church
  • Responding to a human need
  • Leading your family spiritually
  • Transforming unjust structures of society
  • Bringing the Good News of the Kingdom of God
  • Holding a biblical standard for himself and those under his care
  • Safeguarding the integrity of creation to sustain life here on earth

 

Every man’s journey begins by

  • Knowing God
  • Knowing each other
  • And knowing his purpose.

 


The conversation continues on the Men of Iron Podcast –

“Men Worth Admiring Patiently Wait On God” (EP. 113)