By Pastor Raymond Wicks
Father’s Day reminds us to honor our earthly fathers, perfect or not. Take some time to think about and thank your earthly father for his influence in your life. Remind him of the good things you have learned from him. It will do you both good.
We are instructed in the Bible that once we are saved, we are to pray to God the Father. Our Heavenly Father is the ultimate example of fatherhood! Let’s honor Him as well this Father’s Day! Here are a few characteristics of our perfect Father. Read them and thank God today for being the perfect Father. What would you add to this list?
1. He Cares for His Children
1 Peter 5:7, Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
2. He Supplies all Our Needs
Philippians 4:19, But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
3. He Forgives His Children
1 John 1:9, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
4. He Disciplines His Children
Hebrews 12:5, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him.
5. He Comforts His Children
2 Corinthians 1:3-4, Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
6. He Listens to His Children
1 John 5:14-15, And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Happy Father’s Day!