Looking for One Good Man?


Divorce and dysfunctional marriages are everywhere. Parents want their children to do better than they did. God created love, marriage, and sex. He knows more about these things than all counsellors and sociologists combined. Here is a test from the Bible for men. Measure a few friends to get the feel. Let the scoring criteria and their definitions provoke conversation. Just place pass or fail at the end of each test.

Fear of the Lord – Pr 31:30
Proven fear of God, love of God, trust in Scripture, delight in the Lord, love of the truth, fellowship with Christ, zeal for worship, complete conversion, hatred of sin and the world, willing to learn and change, confident of eternal life, baptized, lives by faith, loves strong preaching, no fear of peers, honours his parents, loves prayer, holy, despises man’s wisdom, spiritually minded, hates false ways, humble, craves instruction, evangelistic, wise, intolerant of sin, etc.

Virtuous – Luke 2:52
Great character, good name, wise, prudent, wonderful person, highly respected, praiseworthy, accomplished, confident, strong

Gracious – Prov 22:11
Courteous, charming, pleasing, polite, kind, condescending courtesy, compassionate, agreeable, thoughtful, discreet, gentle

Diligent – Prov 22:29
Hard working, persistent, focused, intense, high-energy, does not procrastinate, fast, thorough, accomplished, consistent, eager

Faithful – Prov 20:6
Responsible, committed, principled, dedicated, loyal, respects authority, punctual, constant, disciplined, goal oriented, conscientious, consistent

Leader – Gen 18:19
Authoritative, confident, an example, insistent, expresses opinions, provides direction, decisive, responsible, determined, bold, peacemaker, strong

Financial -Prov 24:27
Assets, good income potential, good credit, organized, solvent, prudent, has a plan, transferable skills, has career options, proper contentment

Attractive – Song 5:9-16
Eyes, hair, lips, teeth, distinct features, hands, skin, shoulders, lean waist, strong legs, athletic, masculine, proportionate, fit

Father – Phil 2:20-22
His father is virtuous, gracious, spiritual, diligent, faithful, leader, financial, supportive, involved, family oriented, strong, loving

Friends – Prov 13:20
He has several of good reputation, values character, makes friends easily, rejects fools or critical, will forsake them if necessary, friendly, independent, contributes

Communicative – John 15:15
Talks easily, expresses feelings, explains opinions, verbally affectionate, pursues your thoughts and feelings, good listener

Wise – I Sam 18:5,14
Prudent, discreet, clever, circumspect, cautious, critical, intelligent, analytical, experienced, thorough, careful, common sense

Loyal – Matt 19:6
Believes the best, forgives easily, one-woman man, never flirts, committed, optimistic, consistent, “for poorer,” “for worse,” “in sickness”

Sober -Titus 2:6
Laughs discreetly, doesn’t joke or jest, avoids foolishness, hates comedies, introspective, serious, prefers weighty discussions, grave

Charity – I Cor 13:4-7
Forgiving, trusting, believing, conventional, hoping, kind, longsuffering, forbearing, patient, discreet, humble, modest, generous, gentle

Discreet – Eph 5:15
Circumspect, common sense, considerate, good judgement, cautious, prudent, wise, careful, thoughtful, sober, patient, gracious

Honoring -I Pet 3:7
Knowledgeable of women, considerate, compassionate, kind, merciful, thoughtful, protective, supportive, respectful, flattering

Cherishing – Eph 5:29
Loving, tender, affectionate, pampering, expressive, touchy, sentimental, romantic, giving, stroking, unselfish, little surprises

Nourishing -Eph 5:29
Supportive, answers questions, promotes your growth and learning, desires your maturity, a teacher, allows outside pursuits

Initiative-Prov 20:4
Self-starter, go-getter, motivated, responsive, confident, committed, goal-oriented, bold, hustler, dynamo, competitive

Intelligent-Eccl 4:13
Communicates well, high IQ, analytical, critical, observational, curious, interested in learning new things, common sense, thorough, clever, creative

Organized-Eph 5:16
Prompt, neat, clean, efficient, fast, orderly, planning, remembers, thorough, detail conscious, confident, collected, systematic

Baggage -Eccl 10:1
Existing children, divorce, felonies, physical handicaps, other serious relationships, debts, perverse home situation, past scandals

Loving-Song 1:2; 2:4
Giving, expressive, passionate, touchy, complimentary, intense, romantic, kind, gentle, affectionate, adoring, possessive, jealous

Creative-Song 2:8-13
Inventive, original, full of surprises, initiates ideas, appreciates beauty, observational, tires of routine, spontaneous, explorer

Athletic-Song 5:14-15
Enjoys working out, not sports ignorant, competitive, enjoys sweat, coordinated, intense, physical, fit, conditioned, lean

Temperament – Gen 2:18
Compatible, well suited for role, rules and controls weaknesses, understands gifts, complementary, risks understood

Sexual – Heb 13:4
Understands its honour, its limits, its purpose; its danger; thinks Solomon best typifies great lover, grasps female superiority, unselfish, romantic

Family – II Tim 1:5
His family is spiritual, faithful, conservative, loving, gracious, loyal, attractive, intelligent, peaceful, supportive, discreet, diligent, united, close

Family Oriented – Prov 17:6
Likes children, family reunions, grandparents, large dinners, family trees, training future generations, closeness

Masculine – I Sam 16:18
Strong, fit, athletic, enjoys manly activities, good at physical labour, dresses well, short hair, tough, pain tolerant, warrior

Sensual – Song 2:4-6
Passionate, fit, coordinated, clean, appreciates senses, romantic, confident, creative, gentle, verbal, physical, bold, loves beauty

Gentle -I Thess 2:7
Patient, considerate, kind, thoughtful, forgiving, merciful, tender, compassionate, helpful, slow, cautious, sympathetic, meek

Hospitable – Rom 12:13
Cordial, generous, gracious, selfless, creative, talkative, warm, joyful, friendly, a servant, expressive, communicative

Observant-I Kings 4:33
Detail conscious, notices small favours, appreciates beauty, analytical, reflective, sensitive, meditative, enjoys roses

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