Father Like The Father - 7-Day Devotional

Father Like The Father – Day 6

Today we continue the devotional Father Like The Father. I appreciate God’s leading and sorting of articles so that the topics and instruction we can get around be the dads are on point and speak the truth in love. I have been blessed with my interaction with them as they gave guidance and support for my posts. Bible.com introduces the devotional like this:

Throughout Scripture, God is called Father. Yet how does He father His children? What parenting principles can we learn by observing His interactions with humanity? This seven-day study will examine key Scriptures which will help you to father like the Father.

Father Like The Father

Today’s devotional is connected with the following scriptures:


‘And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” ‘

Genesis 2:16-17

‘He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. ‘

Psalms 147:3

‘The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. ‘

Genesis 3:21

Today’s verses speak to me about how much our Heavenly Father cares for us. He cares so much that He sets healthy boundaries, not to keep us from a full life but to protect us from the threats, the temptations, and the behaviors that would bring harm and pain. He cares so much that He finds us in our pain and suffering and steps in to heal our broken hearts and bandages up and puts dressing on our wounds. He cares so much that He comes in and heals our pains and comforts our sorrows. He knows what we have need before we even ask and has it prepared for us. He is our provider, making what we need in order to help us to step in and move forward into His plans and purposes.

God set healthy boundaries when He told Adam and Eve: “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

God meets us right where we are at, knowing what we are going through and in the midst of the pain and the sorrow, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

God was there when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit and created their own coverings when they realized they were naked after eating from the tree of knowledge and yet as they were removed from the garden, God provided for them out of compassion when He “made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.”


Today’s devotional has been provided by Carlos Santiago and FamilyLife (more details can be found http://www.familylife.com)

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information on communicating with your kids listen to, Blessing Your Child Through Your Words on FamilyLifeToday.com.


Show Compassion

Views: 0
%d bloggers like this: