Psalm 1:1-6

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psalm 1:2

Virture isn’t exactly a word you hear thrown around the men’s locker room. We prefer to talk more about strength and power. Though virture may not be something we frequently talk about as men, it is something every man should desire. Every man has a deep longing to be honored and respected, and the godly way to receive honor and respect is to be a man of virture.

The psalmist is clear in Psalm 1 and again in Psalm 119 that the way to be a man of virtue is by taking to heart the Word of God. The more men delight in learning from and meditating upon the Scriptures and making them a regular part of their lives, the more the Scriptures can mold them into men of virtue possessing qualities such as honesty, integrity, courage, and lovingkindness. Then men will receive the honor and respect for which they are looking.

Lord, give me a deep abiding love for You and Your Word so that I may be a person of virture who is worthy of honor.

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