FATHER’S DAY – SPIRITUAL MATTERS
On this Father’s Day, we pause to give honor to God for faithful fathers. There are so many of our children who are void of a strong spiritual father. We know the statistics and hear them time and time again. However, we cannot overlook those spiritual fathers who pray and honor God by their faithfulness to their families and spend time focused on spiritual matters. It is good to have fathers who place priorities on the things of God that really count. Having a spiritual father is a blessing from on high. In today’s devotion, read in Joshua 4:8, of a spiritual father in every sense:
“So the men did as Joshua had commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River, one for each tribe, just as the Lord had told Joshua. They carried them to the place where they camped for the night and constructed the memorial there.”
Joshua, God’s servant, summoned the people to hear about what God was about to do. Because of God’s mighty acts, they would know that He is the living God beyond a shadow of a doubt. God would give them the Promised Land. God would bless the people mightily and intervene on their behalf. The waters of Jordan would be cut off and the people would be able to cross over on dry land. Joshua spoke on behalf of God. He was going to bless them bountifully. That is what a spiritual father will do. He will tell his children of the goodness of the Lord, and admonish them to honor Him in all their ways. He will be the spiritual light in the family. Thank God today for the men of God who are not ashamed of God. Who will say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” It is good to have fathers who will spend time bonding with their children.
Joshua 4:8 (NLT)