7 Sins Of A Disengaged Dad: 7 Day Bible Reading Plan

7 Sins Of A Disengaged Dad: 7 Day Bible Reading Plan – Day 5

Yesterday the importance of not being lazy or slothful was big and it was only day 4. What an incredible devotional to get to be reading through by a great group of people. After searching for a devotional to kick off four days back, searching in the bible.com site for “dad” and scrolled through the many devotionals I have completed 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!


Scripture from today’s devotional:


‘Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’ “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.” ’ “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”’

Luke 12:15-21

‘But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. ‘

1 Timothy 6:6-10

‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ‘

Matthew 6:33

God’s Word is true and never changing! God’s Word is powerful and purposeful to lead us into all truth! God’s Word is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God or that you, a man of God, may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. So today, let us choose to live our lives to the full in alignment and in accordance to God’s will, God’s way, and God’s Word!


Let’s be the dads who are “on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions“! Let’s be the dads who turn to God when we receive an overabundance of blessings and provision from God who is the provider of everything as everything belongs to the Lord and we are to be good stewards of what He gives us! Let’s be the dads who don’t take for granted what we have been given and store it away or hide it away but instead choose to use it for the glory of God and the purposes of His kingdom! Let’s be the dads who make the most out of our today because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed and so we need to make the most of what today will bring! Let’s be the dads who don’t miss out or lose out on what God has provided you today by focusing on tomorrow rather than living in the today and in the moment! Let’s be the dads who are more interested in storing up treasures in heaven than here on earth where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal! Let’s be the dads who aren’t greedy but rather are generous with what God has given to us! Let’s be the dads who choose to be rich towards God rather than man!

‘ “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. ‘

Matthew 6:19-24

Let’s be the dads who are focused more on being content than on acquiring more gains in money and finance! Let’s be the dads who are focused on taking care of our wives and our kids and being generous to the people of this world without getting consumed with trying to amass large quantities of stuff! Let’s be the dads who avoid “falling into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction” by focusing on becoming rich in the eyes of this world! Let’s be the dads who are focused on loving God! Let’s be the dads who are focused on loving our wives! Let’s be the dads who are focused on loving our kids! Let’s be the dads who are focused on loving the people God has brought into our lives to pour into! Let’s be the dads who avoid the temptation and the trap that will lead us towards evil, “for the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil“! Let’s choose to be the dads who aren’t consumed with or chasing after money and then find out that we “have wandered from the faith and pierced ourselves with many griefs“!

Let’s be the dads who seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness! Let’s be the dads who “run every decision we make with our time, money and energy through the filter of how it will first accomplish the Lord’s purposes“! Let’s be the dads who “run every decision we make with our time, money and energy through the filter of how it will second accomplish your Jesus community’s purposes“! Let’s be the dads who “run every decision we make with our time, money and energy through the filter of how it will third accomplish your individual purpose within and in support of those higher purposes“! Let’s be the dads who are trusting that by seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, that’s right putting first things first, that God will take care of the rest!


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:
Greed

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