Every now and then I’ll come across a short on my YouTube feed of Joe Rogan because I’m subscribed to his channel and a lot of times he has some interesting content. This one really caught my attention and resonated with me because I think it’s lines up Biblically and it’s also a really needed message for men in the times we’re living in:
This is a viewpoint that has slowly faded away generation after generation of men throughout the centuries have quietly been castrated and tamed down by society in just about every culture. I think the industrial revolution and the increase of technology are just a couple reasons for the lack of true masculinity. We’ve been forced off the fields into an office chair. It’s not to say men were only made for hard work in the fields just like it’s not correct to say women were only made to serve in the kitchen but in general things have shifted to the opposite of what they should be.
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Genesis 1:26
This is my main verse although I think the whole of scripture supports this that men and women are supposed to rule and have dominion over the earth. This is our true nature. The hebrew word in that verse for rule is radah. It’s a primitive root word meaning the first and earliest meaning of this word means “to tread down” or “to have dominion, to rule”. I’m not saying mankind is supposed to be some wild unrestricted, lawless creature. No, we were created in God’s image. And His image is one of love, power, and soundness (2 Tim 1:7).
If you’re reading and interested learning more about this topic I’d recommend picking up the book by John Eldredge “Wild at Heart”. The book centers around how men are supposed to live wildly and from the heart. He’s also just got a lot of wisdom I’ve read three other books of his.
That’s all I can write for now. Hope you have a blessed day!