“The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after his own heart.” (1 Sam. 13:14).
“I looked, and behold, there was no man…” (Jer. 4:25).
“Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see… if you can find a man… that executes judgment, that seeks the truth, and I will pardon it.” (Jer. 5:1)
“I searched for a man …who should stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, but I found no one.” (Ez. 22:30).
Jesus Christ is the quintessential “man of God” who follows after God’s own heart, who executes justice, embodies truth, and provides pardon. He stood in the gap on behalf of us so that His punishment might bring us peace.
God continues to look for Christ-reflecting men to lead His people. He honors those with humble hearts who tremble at His word, because they model the way of the Cross.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, 'The righteous shall live by faith.'"