Daring Dads of the Bible – Day 4

Daring Dads of the Bible

Are you ready to do something big for your wife? Are you ready to do something big for your kids? Are you ready to do something big for your world? Let’s check out today’s devotional and learn about a daring dad of the Bible.

Scripture for Today’s Devotional:

‘When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice. ‘

Job 1:5

Ever had a part of scripture that made you wonder what was going to happen? Ever had a part of scripture that made you think, oh boy, what’s coming now? Job used to be that for me. Up until 2013 that is when I realized the end of the story, I had read the entire thing year after year and yet the part that had stuck with me was the trials and tribulations Job went through. In 2013 as a big transition was going on in my work life, I was like oh no, now what, but then as my transition between companies was coming to a reality, Job 42:12 happened and I have never seen the story from Job the same way again. My last day at the first company I had ever worked at out of school was my morning reading spoke to me how the second half of my life was going to be twice as good as the first and it spoke to me from Job. God’s Word knows what we are going through right now. God’s Word is active and alive and able to speak into our exact moment, our concerns, our worries, and meet us right where we are at with the words to help us press in, press on, and accomplish the good works God has prepared in advance for us to accomplish. My friend and I went out for lunch that day and when I told him, he questioned if I was reading it right and so I showed him Job 42:12 and then Job 1:3 and he said “you know what, you’re right”.

‘ And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. [Job 1:3.]’

Job 42:12

‘ He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very great body of servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the East.’

Job 1:3

So as today’s scripture came up I got excited to see how Job would be our daring dad and example for us. Let’s be the dads who are looking out for the best of our kids and for our kids! Let’s be the dads who will stand in the gap and stand up for our kids, praying and interceding for them and what they are doing! Let’s be the dads who lift up our kids to God and ask His hand be on them and over them, leading, guiding, instructing, and correcting them! Let’s be the dads who make it a regular practice to be praying and interceding for our kids!

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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 Devotionals:
How do good dads pray? Hear the story of a righteous father in Job 1:5.

  • Today’s devotional shares the following details and questions:
    • Who do you regularly remember in prayer?
    • In this world you will have troubles, Job was a righteous man who undergoes great suffering.
    • Job feared God and kept away from evil and cared for his large family
    • Job prayed for his family
    • Job would purify his children after each celebration
    • Job was interested in his children’s heart
    • Job’s upright character led him to take responsibility for himself and his children
    • Following God isn’t an individual endeavor but a community thing
  • Let’s be the dads who entrust our families and people we care about into His loving care!
  • Let’s be the dads who pray regularly for our wives, kids, and people we care about!
  • Let’s be the dads who are living with the assurance that God will be faithful!
  • Let’s be the dads who follow God and walk in righteousness and pray for those God has given us to love!
  • Let’s be the dads who trust God even in the suffering!
  • Let’s be the dads who remember that it’s not about us it’s about a community of faith!