Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

The Importance Of Wise Fathers

Exo 18:17-19, 17 Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone. 19 Now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! …

Moses counseling men from morning to evening was not good for him or the people. Moses needed a father figure for preservation and salvation of his life and family, and Jethro noted and provided a much needed fatherly counsel.

Apostle Paul laments in 1Co 4:15-17 “For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers;…”. Instructors in our day are not lacking, fathers and spiritual fathers are. Instructors are seasonal, fathers through love continue to provide correction and discipline with restoration in mind. How many marriages would or can be saved if godly fathers in our churches stepped up? Fathers saying “what you are doing is not good, now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! …” This is extended to mothers as in Tit 2:3-5 3 Older women likewise … are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

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