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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dads Matter

In today’s world, fathers are more important than ever. We need godly dads to love, guide, and be examples for children.  Both boys and girls need a father’s guidance as they grow. Girls learn whether men are good, or bad by watching and listening to their dads.

Today, as in the days of Noah, people commit all sorts of sin and schools reinforce the idea that anything is okay. There is a “if it feels good, do it” philosophy in the world today.

Noah, a Godly Father

Noah is an example for all fathers to follow and emulate.

Noah obeyed God in all things.  He and his wife raised children who obeyed him and honored God by putting Him first in all aspects of life.

Wickedness abounded around them, just as it does in modern times.

 People committed all manner of sins and degradations. They drowned out the voice of God. Their wickedness was so great that God decided to destroy the world, but spared Noah and his family.

He ordered Noah to build a great ark and to fill it with some of every animal that lived on earth. Up until that time, it never rained. God caused water to come from the inside of the earth to keep it green.

Noah ignored the taunts and laughter of people who mocked him for building a big boat where there was no water.  It was important to him to do what God told him to do.

Can you imagine yourself building a great floating palace in your backyard? What would your neighbors do and say?

Noah, his wife, his three sons, and the animals they cared for survived the great flood that swept away all others because they trusted and obeyed..

Same Today

Today, we find a very similar situation. Many have turned away from God and laugh at believers. 

We need you fathers to lead and raise godly children.  We need you to fill in for children who don’t know their father.  Your family needs you and the world needs you. 

Happy Father's Day!

 Image from personal album

1 comment:

  1. Love the picture and message, thanks Joanne. KMW