So I went searching for a devotional to kick off today searching in the bible.com site for “dad” and scrolled through the many devotionals I have completed and then this one just popped out from the scrolling and here we go. Today’s devotional shares, “Most sin can be traced to one of these seven sins. So, know them. Fight them in your home. Fight them in your heart. Be the example that maybe you didn’t have growing up. You can learn to overcome the sin that’s holding you back.” So let’s take the next week to learn to be ready and prepared to fight them in our homes and hearts!
Today’s Devotional shares the following scripture verses:
‘Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. ‘Proverbs 13:10
‘Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.’Proverbs 16:18-19
‘For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” ‘Luke 14:11
‘But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” ‘James 4:6
God’s Word is so good and knows right where we are at. God knows that we need to be ready. God knows we need to be taught. God provides us with His Word to help us in these endeavors!
Let’s be humble dads who don’t get tripped up by prideful living! Let’s be the dads who are humble and willing to receive wisdom and advice! Let’s be the dads who avoid the pitfalls of pride and avoid the destruction that comes with it! Let’s be the dads who avoid the pitfalls of haughty living so we don’t find ourselves face-first on the ground! Let’s be the dads who choose to live humbly, and live lowly in spirit rather than share in the plunder of the proud! Let’s be the dads who walk humbly trusting that God will lift us up at the right time! Let’s be the dads who aren’t prideful and hence going to be taken down! Let’s be the dads who find favor with God because of our choice to live humbly! Let’s be the dads who live humbly in order to not find ourselves opposed by God!
Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey.
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)
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
- Let’s be the dads who are honest enough to realize that we have all fallen into this trap!
- Let’s be the dads who realize we have spent at least some time at the fountain of pride!
- Not so sure? Consider these questions from today’s devotional:
- Ever considered how pride was a snare, a trap, and deadly since before the beginning? Check out what today’s devotional has to say:
- “Pride has been deadly since before the beginning. Lucifer wasn’t satisfied with circling the throne of God. He wanted to sit in the seat. And, ultimately, this is the root of pride—us trying to sit in God’s seat. It’s a problem of worship. We want our good works, reputations, job, possessions, even wife and children to point others toward “worshiping” us instead of God (Matthew 5:16).“
- Let’s be the dads who realize that we have a challenge and a battle ahead of us called pride!
- Let’s be the dads who do the research and get prepared for this attack by realizing the response or defense to pride is humility and living humbly!
- Let’s be the dads who are clear about what it means to be humble!
- it doesn’t mean self-deprecation!
- it doesn’t mean thinking lowly of ourselves!
- it does mean making more of others!
- it does mean putting others before ourselves!
- “Paul instructed the church at Philippi, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others,” (Philippians 2:3-4).“
- Let’s be the dads who put off pride!
- Let’s be the dads who put on humility!
- Let’s be the dads who are humble rather than just being humble!
- Let’s be the dads who follow Peter’s instructions when he says: “to “clothe” ourselves in humility (1 Peter 5:5-7).”
- Let’s be the dads who are humble enough to realize we can’t do this on our own and in our own strength!
- Let’s be the dads who are humble enough to turn to God for help!
- Let’s be the dads who are trying to live our lives in a way to bring praise, honor, and glory to God rather than allowing the spotlight to be on ourselves!
- Today’s devotional closes out with the following:
- Let’s be the dads who are looking for resources to help us live out our lives!
- “Click here for a full eBook about putting off pride and eliminating the rest of the deadly sins.”
- Today’s devotional gives us a prayer for this subject:
- Today’s devotional gives us this question to reflect on: