Fathers In The Lord

Happy Fathers Day to all fathers.

What a blessing it is to have a god-fearing father.

For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.  (1 Corinthians 4:15)

It is ironic that some will reject the one who has initially introduced them to Christ.  Some will be taught, trained and brought up in the ways of Christ by one, only to reject them later in life.  Reject their instructions.  Reject their teachings.  Reject their doctrinal beliefs.  Paul says you may have ten thousand instructors in Christ, however, he indicates that you only have one father in the gospel.  It does not matter how you may reject that father, he is still your only father.  He is the one who has brought you from a baby in Christ up to where you are today.  Some translate instructors to be guardian or tutor.  This can be considered a person who protects, a person who trains, a person who provides the necessary support for the child or student.  One who is a father in the gospel is always concerned about his children of the gospel.   Let us respect and love our spiritual fathers as well as our earthly fathers.  Earthly fathers likewise protects when you were unable to protect yourself.  They train you in the ways of life.  They made sure your needs were provided.  That is your father.

Today is Father’s Day.  Show your biological father that you love him.  Not just on that day but throughout the year.  Show your spiritual father that your respect him.  Finally in every thing we do, always glorify your heavenly Father.

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