10 Reasons Jesus was the Ultimate Man: No. 9


The countdown continues. Reason number 9 in favour Jesus’ ultimate manliness rests on this: Real men, as has long been established, know how to build stuff. Who would you rather be stuck on an island with? An artist or someone who knows how to do something practical?

Well this Jesus spent the first 30 years of his life working as a carpenter (Mark 6:2-3). He presumably learned the trade from working alongside his dad. No reviews exist today, but nothing I’ve seen suggests that his workmanship was anything but top class. Who knows, perhaps some original Messiah-crafted antique chairs still remain to this day?

So, capable manliness established. He’s not just limited to dining suites though – Matthew 16:18 says he’s the master builder, able to build not just chairs, but his church – a global body of believers – and that nothing, not even the gates of hell, would be able to stop him. So far? He seems to be living up to his word.