Farmerphilbethedad/ July 18, 2022/ Dads

As a new week begins our current devotional is coming to a close which means tomorrow the search will begin. After searching for a devotional to kick off six days back, searching in the bible.com site for “dad” and scrolling 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!


Scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it. The perverse of heart shall be far from me; I will have nothing to do with what is evil.’

Psalms 101:3-4

‘ “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. ‘

Matthew 5:27-28

‘Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. ‘

1 John 2:15-16

No matter what is in front of you, God’s Word is ready and available to speak life, truth, wisdom, and direction to you. So let’s turn to God’s Word as we prepare for today and listen to what He has to say! Let’s be still and trust God, seeking wisdom that we know He will provide generously and without finding fault! Let’s allow God’s Word to be our instruction manual for life!


Let’s be the dads who will not look with approval on anything that is vile! Let’s be the dads who hate what faithless people do against the will of God! Let’s be the dads who will have no part in what faithless people do against the will of God! Let’s be the dads who stay far from the perverse hearts of people! Let’s be the dads who will have nothing to do with what is evil!

Let’s be the dads who won’t commit adultery according to God’s law! Let’s be the dads who will take it one level higher according to the calling of Jesus and won’t look at a woman lustfully because we know that it would mean that we had already committed adultery with her in his heart!

Let’s be the dads who are focused on God and loving God’s purposes, God’s plans, and God’s will! Let’s be the dads who do not love the world or anything in the world because we know that if anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them! Let’s be the dads who desire the purposes, plans, and will of God rather than the purposes, plans, and will of the world because we know that everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life are contrary to God! Let’s be the dads who look to live our lives without lust and humbly without pride!


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)

For more information, please visit https://www.manhoodjourney.org/.

About the author of the devotional we are reviewing: Eric Ballard. Eric is a youth and college pastor in Texas where he lives with his beautiful wife and two daughters. He’s the author of several books including a Field Guide for Manhood Journey called Keeping Score

If you found this reading plan helpful, find the full book 7 Sins of a Disengaged Dad. You’ll learn to eliminate these sins from your life with practical tips you can use as a busy dad.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Lust

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