June 15, 2022
The bible establishes the importance of fathers in many ways. One way is by recording a father’s descendants. This document was detailed so that future generations would recognize from whom and from where they came. For example, without Adam, there is no Seth, without Seth there is no Noah, without Noah there is no Shem, without Shem there is no Nahor, without Nahor there is no Terah, without Terah, there is no Abram (Abraham), without Abraham, there is no Isaac, without Isaac there is no Jacob, without Jacob there is no twelve tribes (patriarchs) of Israel. Jacob’s son, Judah, has a line of descendants leading to Jesse, the father of King David (the writer of Psalms). Two of King David’s sons, Solomon and Nathan also played a significant role. Solomon’s line led to the birth of Mary, the mother of Jesus and Nathan’s line led to the birth of Joseph, the husband of Mary. It also provides us with insight into the people who were used in God’s plan to bring us Jesus. Only God would have the foresight to arrange something of that magnitude. Only He would ensure we observe the clues He left for us to recognize how He accomplishes all things through His creation.
Our Father utilized His earthly fathers and their genealogy to express how great a love He has for us. Still, we did not receive His ultimate gift until our Father sacrificed His only son for us. As we celebrate Father’s Day, let’s remember that gift and be forever grateful to our Heavenly Father. We also thank Him for our fathers here on earth. The fathers He’s entrusted for our physical, social, mental, and spiritual well-being. Afterword, we convey gratitude to our earthly fathers because God chose them to lead and guide us in all things. For those of us who no longer have a father on earth, let us be reminded of the blessing God put in our life, even if it is for a short while. As we demonstrate our appreciation toward our fathers on earth, let us also honor our Heavenly Father for the prayer written,
“Our Father in heaven,Matthew 6:9 – 13 ESV
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The most effective way to honor our Heavenly Father is to be in constant meditation of these words. Let’s not only do it on Father’s Day, let’s do it every day.
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