Things unmarried men should especially know
Helpful advice from Owen Strachan for young men:
In your peer group, aspire to be the one who wears his God-given gifts lightly. Talent; learning; opportunities; credentials; skills; influential friends; wealth; praise. Wear it lightly. Humility is the best policy.
This is hard to learn. The more gifts you have, the more jealously you will want to hold them. But we follow Christ: when we offer up our gifts in faith, when we suffer deaths to them, God raises us back up and returns them to our hands more glorious than before (cf. Philippians 2:6-11).
Because this is the pattern that Jesus set, it is the pattern of our lives. To borrow a popular saying that borrowed from the original name for Christianity, “This is the Way.”
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