Good Guy or Nice Guy?

Posted on July 20, 2011 by


We live in a culture that believes that love is synonymous with coddling.  It has given rise to the Nice Guy and has made the Good Guy all but extinct.

Contrary to popular belief Jesus was not a Nice Guy.

From Elizabeth Elliot:

Love of Jesus for his disciples was unsentimental. As a man, He fully entered into their experience of being men, with all the feelings that entails, yet his love for them was not a feeling. It was decisive, both as attitude and act. He honored their dignity as men by treating them with trust, speaking honestly and straightforwardly, never “tiptoeing” to spare their weaker feelings, never dissimulating. At times He hurt them in order to save them. There was no care for Himself in that kind of love. He had the courage to face their anger and misunderstanding.

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