When I was a kid, I loved playing basketball in my driveway. I would pretend to be Isaiah Thomas, David Robinson, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan. I would even lower the hoop so I could dunk. When it came to basketball, I was a long way from being like any of those guys. But, it sure was fun.
In our careers—and in life—we all have role models. There are those people who have had success that we want to duplicate, or people who have lived with qualities we want to emulate. Both my father and my father-in-law are two such people – men who have had successful careers, yes, but more importantly have been great husbands, fathers and leaders. Both of these men, and countless others I think of as I am writing this, have followed one example in their lives … and it’s the example we all should follow: the example of Jesus.
My daughter recently asked me how Jesus could be fully God AND fully man. Admittedly, I don’t understand a theologically complex question like that, at least not to my own satisfaction. But, I trust God's word, and I know that while Jesus was here in the flesh, He walked the same proverbial roads I as a man walk today. He experienced emotion. He got tired, hungry, sad and angry. And, all the while, He lived a perfect life and showed me the kind of man I should strive to be.
As you look at the life of Jesus, here are 10 character traits He exemplified that are important for us as men today.
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