Point Man - A 5 Day Reading Plan By Steve Farrar

Point Man – Day 2

Let’s be the dads who take a stand for what is right! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for what is good! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for love! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for joy! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for peace! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for patience! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for kindness! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for goodness! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for faithfulness! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for gentleness! Let’s be the dads who take a stand for self-control! Let’s be the dads who are focused on producing the fruits of the Spirit because we know against such things there is no law! Let’s jump back into today’s devotional. The introduction put it this way:

If you are a husband or father, then you are in a war—because war has been declared on the biblical family. Today, leading a family through the chaos of American culture is like leading a small patrol through enemy-occupied territory. But Jesus is not asking you to die for your family; He’s asking you to live for them.

Point Man – A 5-Day Reading Plan By Steve Farrar

Scripture from Today’s Devotional:

‘But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. A man dishonors his head if he covers his head while praying or prophesying. But a woman dishonors her head if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this is the same as shaving her head. Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or her head shaved, she should wear a covering. A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God’s image and reflects God’s glory. And woman reflects man’s glory. For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man. And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man. For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head to show she is under authority. But among the Lord’s people, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women. For although the first woman came from man, every other man was born from a woman, and everything comes from God. Judge for yourselves. Is it right for a woman to pray to God in public without covering her head? Isn’t it obvious that it’s disgraceful for a man to have long hair? And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering. But if anyone wants to argue about this, I simply say that we have no other custom than this, and neither do God’s other churches.’

1 Corinthians 11:3-16

‘For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. ‘

Ephesians 5:22-24

‘Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. ‘

1 Peter 5:8-10

Let’s be the dads who start our days turning to God in prayer and looking to be filled by turning to His Word! Let’s be the dads who know that from the overflow of our hearts that our mouths speak and as such do everything we can to fill our hearts and clean our hearts with God’s love and God’s Word!

Let’s be the dads who understand what the right authority structure created and defined by God for His purposes and His glory and our good is! Let’s be the dads who rebuke the lies and twisting of the truth by the devil and so turn to God’s Word to ensure we are prepared and aligned in order to rebuke and resist the devil and his schemes! Let’s be the dads who chooses God’s way over the ways of the world because we know it is for our good and His glory! Let’s be the dads who realize that God is the architect and creator of marriage and He knows why and how He created to work! Let’s be the dads who realize that all authority that is over us comes from God! Let’s be the dads who realize that submitting to authority doesn’t mean something negative or degrading but rather positions us and our wives results in ultimate good! Let’s be the dads who realize that submission is something that is supposed to bring joy that lasts! Let’s be the dads who realize that Christian marriage is supposed to be a witness of selflessness to the world around us! Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives in such a way that will bring God the glory and cause the world to marvel at what God is doing in and through us and our marriage and our family! Let’s be the dads who submit ourselves and teach our family to submit to God by yielding to Him and His inspired Word! Let’s be the dads who realize that as the head, we are being called to a higher level and have a higher requirement on how we choose to live our lives! Let’s be the dads who don’t refuse to lead! Let’s be the dads who realize that in God’s ordained marriage there are gender specific roles and that we need to receive, accept, and walk in the ones He has given to us! Let’s be the dads who realize that God has put us in the position as the head so that we can take care and love on our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who are responsible to do what is for our wives and kids good! Let’s be the dads who realize that just as Jesus is the head of the church and came and sacrificially gave for the sake of the church, we too are to be leading as servant leaders, sacrificially living for the good of our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who realize we don’t have to make every decision but that whatever the decision is we are accountable for it in our marriages and families! Let’s be the dads who choose to use our headship position to sacrificially give love to our wives and kids, as well as protect and help them! Let’s be the dads who care for and love our wives and kids because that is what God has created and called us to do! Let’s be the dads who realize that “Biblical submission is the attitude and action of willingly and wholeheartedly respecting, yielding to, and obeying the authority of another.” Let’s be the dads who desire to please our wives! Let’s be the dads who love our wives and treat them with the love they deserve and model God’s plan in front of our kids and this world!

Let’s be the dads who stay alert and watch out for our great enemy, the devil! Let’s be the dads who stay alert not only for ourselves but also for our wives and kids because we know that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour! Let’s be the dads who stand firm against him, and be strong in our faith! Let’s be the dads who remember that our family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are! Let’s be the dads who remember that in his kindness God called us to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus! Let’s be the dads who realize that after we have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen us, and He will place us on a firm foundation!

Today’s devotional has been provided to us by WaterBrook Multnomah.

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:
“Turning the Tide of the War”

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