2Tim 3:10-17, 10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith,…
Paul highlights his “faith” , justification apart from works. “Without faith, God forfeits His glory, wisdom, truth, and mercy in us. The first duty of man is to believe in God and to honor Him with his faith…” —Martin Luther
Now faith without love, displayed in works, is dead (Jam 2:26). In fact, “Faith does not set aside natural duties, but strengthens them”, Bengel. Tit 3:8: “…those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works”. These things are excellent and profitable for people.
A man, who understands that Jesus sacrificed His life’s blood for the church, will love his wife sacrificially and passionately (practically). It is in this atmosphere of love and security that a godly wife willingly submits herself to the protective arms of her husband, which is the starting point for the manner of life of a married man. 1Tim 5:8: “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever“. This scripture also applies to aging parents.
Biblical manhood’s faith is seen in his practical faith (faith that works). He sets the tone for living.
“To practice the Kingship of Jesus by knowing and serving Him in every area of our lives, drawing on the resources and making the most of the opportunities in all the various worldview spheres so as to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” –Chuck Colson.
Living out the kingship of Jesus, in our daily lies, is the purpose, the glory of God.