Daily Devotional

  • The Happy Father — Sunday July 14, 2024

    SUNDAY July 14, 2024

    The Happy Father

    And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

    Ephesians 6:4

    Fathers have a big responsibility in the home. They are to build up their children in the Lord. Encouragement instead of criticism goes a long way. Consider how many children in this world are left discouraged and broken because of fathers who are always tearing them down, instead of building them up.

    Fathers are to diligently teach, admonish, and lovingly discipline their children. Take time to pray and communicate with them. Be sensitive to their needs. Children are starving for love and affection. Are you taking time to play with them? Do you get involved with their sports and activities? Do you listen to what they have to say?

    Children are described in Scripture as a gift from God. They are not to be viewed as a burden, but a reward and a blessing from Him:

    Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate (Psalm 127:3-5).

    Understand, the greatest disciples in your home are your children. Children are referred to as arrows. An arrow is carefully sharpened and balanced, so when it is released, it goes straight and hits the target. When our children are diligently and tenderly trained by the Word of God, their lives are sharpened, and in spiritual warfare their aim is straight. They make an impact for Christ in the Kingdom of God.

    Father’s, be an example to your children. Let them see your godly conduct, your longsuffering, your love, and your patience. Surrounded by your children and grandchildren, you will be a happy man!

    The greatest tribute a boy can give to his father is to say, “ ‘When I grow up, I want to be just like my dad.’ ” It is a convicting responsibility for us fathers and grandfathers.
    ~Billy Graham~

  • The Blessings of Obedience — Saturday July 13, 2024
  • Keep Christ in the Center of Your Marriage — Friday July 12, 2024
  • Wives, Respect Your Husbands — Thursday July 11, 2024
  • Love’s Mystery — Wednesday July 10, 2024
  • Making Your Own Home — Tuesday July 9, 2024
  • Love’s Oneness — Monday July 8, 2024
  • The Pattern of Love — Sunday July 7, 2024
  • Submission in Marriage God’s Way — Saturday July 6, 2024
  • Are You Led by God’s Spirit? — Friday July 5, 2024
  • Independence Day — Thursday July 4, 2024
  • Be Filled With the Spirit — Wednesday July 3, 2024
  • Sober Mindedness — Tuesday July 2, 2024
  • Understanding God’s Will — Monday July 1, 2024
  • Walk Carefully — Sunday June 30, 2024
  • The Light Christ Brings — Saturday June 29, 2024
  • What Is Acceptable to God? — Friday June 28, 2024
  • Walk as Children of Light — Thursday June 27, 2024
  • Cheap Grace — Wednesday June 26, 2024
  • Do You Have a Filthy Mouth? — Tuesday June 25, 2024
  • Living a Righteous Life in Christ — Monday June 24, 2024
  • Be Imitators of God — Sunday June 23, 2024
  • Walking in Love — Saturday June 22, 2024
  • Are You a Bitter or Better Person? — Friday June 21, 2024
  • Ceasing Corrupt Speech — Thursday June 20, 2024
  • Steal No Longer — Wednesday June 19, 2024