What Does It Mean To Be A Man According To The Bible? 

What are the biblical characteristics of a man? When trying to figure out if he’s the one sent to you by God, it is pertinent to pay attention to the characteristics of a good man according to the Bible.

What does being a man according to the Bible mean? Some people could mention genetics, anatomy, or personality. Others judge men by what they have done well, what goals they have reached, or what problems they have gotten through.

Look at the life of Jesus Christ to understand what a true man is. Jesus is the definition of manhood and the ideal illustration of what real maturity looks like since He is the Son of Man. Jesus lived in complete trust and submission to God’s will, and the Holy Spirit filled him to the brim. Christ exhibited the fruit of the Spirit in its entirety (Galatians 5:22–23). These acts of the Spirit will also be demonstrated by an authentic man of God.

Adam, the first man, was made in the likeness of God (Gen. 1:26-27). He received particular duties as a steward of God’s creation (Gen. 2:15–18). He was made to have a connection with the Lord and to think and behave in ways that are consistent with who he is. In addition, he was made in the image of God to be in a relationship with a woman (Genesis 2:21–25). (Gen. 1:27). Manhood has been degraded and distorted since the historical fall (Gen. 3:1–7) because men frequently try to define themselves apart from God and against His intended purpose.

During His life, Jesus showed many traits and qualities that show us how to live as men who obey what the Father tells us to do. Consider whether the attributes He exhibited are what you reflect in your own life, does the life of Jesus Christ have a substantial impact on you as a man? It will be to the Lord’s glory if you actively used them as a leader, employee, husband, parent, and son. 

A man, like Jesus, does as His Father commands and goes about doing His Father’s business (Hebrews 10:9). The moral man will avoid sin and pursue righteousness, just like Christ. In the strength of the Spirit, he will make an effort to uphold God’s law and follow God’s will. He will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out God’s will at any cost (Isaiah 50:7). He will face challenges and never give up (Hebrews 12:3). He will be a man of the Word, resisting temptation with the help of the Bible (Matthew 4:1-10). He will practice prayer (Mark 1:35). He’ll be a loving, selfless person (John 13:1).

He came to serve and to sacrifice His life as a ransom for many, not to be served (Mark 10:45). Even in the face of adversity, Jesus constantly delivered the truth in a way that was both powerful and kind (Matthew 23:13–39; John 8:1–11). 

He fed the hungry (Mark 6:35–44), attended to the ill (Matt. 8:14–16), and showed love and hospitality to the lowly (Luke 7:36-50). When He humbled Himself and bathed His disciples’ feet so they could learn humility, the King of kings and Lord of lords revealed Himself as the Servant of servants (

A man in the biblical meaning is a man who imitates Christ in all aspects of his life. In the truest meaning of the word, he is a Christian. He has been reborn into a new life and is, first and foremost, in a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 1:3). A Christian man should learn to put on “a heart of kindness, compassion, humbleness, gentleness, and patience” as he develops his spiritual life (Col. 3:12). In the present era, he rejects ungodliness and worldly pleasures and lives wisely, morally, and godly” (Tit 2:12). He works for spiritual maturity and regularly studies the Bible to live according to God’s will (2 Tim. 2:15; 1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18). (2 Tim. 3:16-17; Eph. 4:11-16).

One who has “laid away childish things” is a true man (1 Corinthians 13:11, NLT). True men are morally aware and unwavering in their convictions. A virtuous man is a true man. He cherishes the Lord, life, and those whom the Lord has given him charge over.

Biblical characteristics of a man

A man manages his desires and emotions 

A real man, whether single or not, controls his passions. He safeguards women and children rather than abusing them. He treats his wife with love, respect, and decency while keeping his hands off any other women. He avoids looking lustfully at other women. He is a man who is kind and has a pure conscience. 

A man supports his family 

But if anybody does not take care of their own, especially those in their household, they have denied the faith and are worse than unbelievers, according to 1 Timothy 5:8. These words are abrasive. A man should feel ashamed if he does not work and support his family. His sense of worth declines.

Every man must provide for his family, which includes taking charge of meeting their spiritual and emotional needs. And educating them on the toxic state of the current world we live in.

Bible quotations about being a man

May the following quotations help you learn more about the responsibilities of a man according to the bible and inspire you to understand what the Bible say about a boy becoming a man.

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1‬:‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

Psalm 1:1-6 NIV

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers.” But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law, he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Not so the wicked, they are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore, the wicked will not stand in judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous but the way of the wicked will perish” 

Psalm 112:1-5

“Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭9‬-16 ‭NIV‬‬

“How can a young man stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. With my lips, I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.

I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”

Titus‬ ‭2‬:‭7‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“In everything, set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, and seriousness”

Genesis 1:27

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” 

James 5:12

“But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation”

‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Proverbs‬ ‭22‬:‭29‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.” 

1 Kings 2:1-3

“When David’s time to die drew near, he commanded Solomon, his son saying, “I am about to go the way of all the earth. Be strong, and show yourself a man, and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn” 

‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭22‬:‭30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one.”

Timothy 6:11

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.”

Ephesians 5: 22-25

“Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the Lord.” For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for hear”

Over to you

As a man who is made in the image of God, you should be Christ-like in all that you do, God’s presence should be seen in your decision-making, at your place of work, and in your family. If you have kids, they will also grow up with the fear of God, knowing their responsibilities as Christians, and also be able to make moral choices.