Tuesday, November 6, 2007

It's a Guy Thing

Jason's gym is different from most for the simple reason that he advertises his faith by placing large signs around the walls with verses from the Bible. Most guys don't mind that they are reminded about the mighty men of King David; or of things like, "They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength." This sort of Bible promise is positive and reinforces their determination to develop their muscles and take care of their bodies. But there are a few verses Jason added that make some guys not want to come back. What are they?

Nothing new. Nothing revolutionary. Nothing extraordinary.

At least, they shouldn't be.

Apparently, to some men they are challenging enough to be too challenging.

Things like,
"You shall not look at a woman to lust after her."
Or, "Do not desire your neighbor's wife for yourself."
And, "If your eye offends you, tear it out and cast it from you. Better to enter into life maimed, than to be cast into hell with both eyes."

Why does Jason put up such difficult verses?
Because they remind him that he is called to live an above-average life. It takes commitment and effort to live obediently to God's calling. And reminders are important.

Or maybe it's just because he read somewhere that 20-25% of all internet searches are for porn sites, and he feels that part of his calling is to help other men with whatever they struggle with.* It's one of the things I like most about Jason; because when he helps men with their issues, he is helping all of us.

*according to Nov.6 WordTracker Report on KeyWords

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