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Shvoong Home>Social Sciences>WHEN THE MEN SIT Summary

WHEN THE MEN SIT

Book Summary   by:keneva     Original Author: ODUNUGA BABAWALE OLAOTAN
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Whenever men sit in the days of old; they give judgments at the gates of the city. In those days, the men of valor are the ones that sit at the gates of the city. They were leaders who take decisions, settle disputes.Where necessary they go to battles and fight all the wars. Almost all men knew how to plant the fields and harvest then. The devil was comfortable as long as it was just for such reason they sit. As long as it was for the sake of the ephemeral things.As long as it was for reasons of this temporal life and fleeting world! Once the Devil observed that the reason why men sit is getting beyond these earthly things into the things of of eternal consequence. He gets mad at men. He wants to destroy the male gender.When men begin to sit together for such things as bible study and for the purpose of being accountable to one another.The devil begins to frown at such developments. Why? Because, he knows the implication of such gathering. He knew how men in unity can scatter his kingdom.Get closer to know the mind of God . Little wonder Paul the Apostle said that he wish that prayers be made for all men…and that God would want all men be saved. When we come together publicly to declare the praise and the purpose of God, the devil is terrified and is about being disgraced. When we raise up holy hands in prayers; the frontiers of hell are pushed back! The kingdom of the devil is confronted and destroyed.Their frontiers of wickedness re pushed backwards and shaken. In stating the kinds of prayers that men should pray everywhere, whenever they come together; Paul mentioned supplications, intercession and the giving of thanks.There’s power in the spirit of togetherness. Men where are you? Let’s wake up! Its time for us to get back to group sitting with the word of God! When we sit alone with then word of God results will come concerning our labors. Then there will be undeniable proofs. Customarily men don’t just sit down; they seem to be busy at all time that they don’t really have that time to sit around. When they sit at all, it must be for a very important and urgent matter. Some of the following reasons are why men sit down then: A wedding must be in view. A naming ceremony of a new born baby. Men want to initiate men into brotherhood ,they don’t just sit; They want to sit and plan a celebration or Mourn and bury a dead. A chieftaincy title was about to happen or a leadership issues was to be discussed. A tribute was to be paid and arrangements are being made.
A business transaction and any other important issue concerning trade and commerce were to be discussed. A battle was to be fought or a war was threatening to come and they need to get ready and enlist soldiers. Issues of protection against a siege; the security of lives and properties which require that they quickly build ramp against it; et.al. These and more are the reasons that could make men sit together at one meeting or the other. Real men don’t just sit down anyhow, that was the indoctrination given them from their childhood. However, as life goes on and years roll by, we discovered that men agreed also that they also needed some relaxation from their labors. So they also sit to rest and relax among their friends. What some men turn into a ritual today was actually a way of unwinding after long period of work. Other kind of men; do sit around lazily. They waste their time at games. They sit to gist, play games and drink alcohols. But there are men of purpose, who are different from all those kinds. If mothers will be true to themselves, if they will be sincere and tell the truth; they will agree that most of them were not informed about these men enough before they got married to their own husbands, then. And they can now tell the truth that, there is a gulf of difference between these kinds of men. There are just few men around who are real men. It is like the case of rare gold, which is not so much in circulation. Unfortunately most mothers did not get marry to such men of purpose. They were misled to believe that the other kinds of men were the real men because of the fact that they drink alcohols and smoke cigar. Until they got beaten blue black by the same smoker and alcoholic husbands, who they had felt was their dream men and the real men; they just don’t get to know the difference. That was the root of divorce! We must just learn to pardon them, for their ignorance which actually brought us here. We must not repeat their mistake.
Published: March 04, 2008   
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