Good news for men: Man caves are biblical

Church Life

The whole idea of a man cave has been much ridiculed. Particularly by those who are not men.

For those who are manly men, we know that the need to withdraw away from it all and recoup.

However, recent exegesis has shown that man caves are biblical, with the first reported use of a man cave being by Elijah.

In 1 Kings 19 we see that Elijah who was tired of all the hard work in his job at his prophetic office went to a cave in Mount Horeb.

Like wives around the world, God tried talking to him asking, “What are you doing here?”

Like men retreating to their caves, Elijah really wasn’t up for conversation.
So again, like wives everywhere, God tries to lure him out the cave by making lots of noise – via a wind, an earthquake and fire.

But Elijah shows his manly resolve by refusing to be lured by such sounds.
Just like men that only come out when they have had space and their wives have calmed down, did Elijah come out the cave to listen to God.

Dr Baker commented, “There is no doubt in my mind that this is a perfect specimen of the use of a man cave – and since it was used by such a great prophet it’s clear that this is what men everywhere should follow his noble example.”

Reporter: John Spencer aka Not the Bible

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