Characteristics of a Godly Man
“Blessed is the one who endures the trial, for after he has passed the test he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12
So I personally have a love/hate relationship with this verse. Why? Because persistence is extremely difficult. But at the same time, it is extremely important. Without perseverance, you will give up every time you face a challenge. That’s a problem. Because if there’s one thing I can guarantee you, it’s that life will test you.
Not once, not twice, but many times!
Big challenges, setbacks, and setbacks will happen, especially in a romantic relationship. And they will test your spirit, your love and your faith. Therefore, it is important for you and your future family to have someone who knows how to persevere by your side. A person who knows that God is always good and that everything is good for you.
2. Focus on God’s Word
“So we must pay close attention to what we have heard, so as not to go astray.” – Hebrews 2:1
Today, the subject of submission has become a very sensitive topic for women.
Although God’s word clearly calls for a husband to be the head of the household, the head of Christ, we often struggle to “submit.” Read it for yourself.
And although I won’t go into the details of this topic, I believe there is an easy way to solve this problem. If you want to be sure that you will happily submit to your husband in the future, the best way to do that is to marry a man who is centered on God’s word.
Look for a man who is not distracted by false teachings or his own worldly desires. But a man has a personal relationship with God and is committed to following and obeying Jesus Christ.
This will help you submit to him later when you get married.
Sow little, reap sparingly; sow much, reap much. – 2 Corinthians 9:6
A giving attitude manifests in a relationship.
The people of God know that their wealth is not of the world but comes from God. They have less difficulty giving up material possessions and are less concerned with money.
They were confident that God could meet their need and would provide it at the right time. To me, generosity is a very important quality of a godly man because I want to be with someone who gives cheerfully. Not only for me but also for those in need.
Along with your tithes and offerings, you will meet people who need help. While you certainly don’t have to give it all, I believe that giving brings blessings to both the giver and the receiver.
“Then each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.” – Romans 14:12
Being responsible is the main sign of maturity and wisdom and is therefore one of the most important signs of a godly person.
In a relationship, you will face many situations where someone has to take responsibility and make decisions.
A godly man should be willing to do this under the guidance of the spirit. But also take full responsibility for his actions in hindsight. (And so do Christian women.)
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or frivolity. On the contrary, humility, considering others above himself, does not care about his own interests but only cares about the interests of others. – Philippians 2:3-4
There are many reasons why humility can be one of the most important qualities of a godly person, but the number one reason is this.
A common practice among couples in a healthy relationship is that both parties are willing to put selfishness and pride aside. Instead, they consider their partner’s interests and happiness as important as their own. This is only possible if you can lower yourself.
A relationship will sometimes turn out to be difficult and confrontational. This is why you must resist the desire to always be right and admit mistakes and weaknesses in order to resolve differences.