Point Man - A 5 Day Reading Plan By Steve Farrar

Point Man – Day 3

A day that started late still needs to be done. Even when you sleep in 3 hours and have to pause to get your son somewhere and get faced with multiple road closures due to flooding and the drive to and fro is extended by over an hour, it is still key to keep first things first and get it done. And even though starting this post 3-5 hours later than usual, it is still important that it happen because it is part of God’s plan for today. Let’s be the dads who stay on point with our wives and our kids in order to be the dads they need us to be and God has purposed and created us to be!

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:

‘Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” ‘

Genesis 1:26-28

‘Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. ‘

Proverbs 22:6

‘So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. ‘

Ephesians 2:19-20

‘But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”’

1 Peter 2:9-10

What better place to start when trying to read a devotional that the source, the truth, the real answers found in God’s Word? God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our paths! God’s Word never returns void and is sharp enough to get to the center of things, cutting through the stuff that gets in the way!

Let’s be the dads who realize God created us the way He did on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose! Let’s be the dads who realize God created us to be in a relationship with Him and to live up to His standards so we can be like Him! Let’s be the dads who realize God created us to be stewards of His incredible creation and to reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground! Let’s be the dads who lean on God and trust in God rather than leaning on our own understanding so that we can be fruitful and multiply, filling the earth and governing it, reigning over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground!

Let’s be the dads who help our kids to initiate a path of walking with God! Let’s be the dads who help our kids understand how to live by training them in the ways of God! Let’s be the dads who train our kids in the paths of justice and judgment! Let’s be the dads who train our kids to follow God because we know it will be to their profit and advantage! Let’s be the dads who raise our kids into the nurturing and admonition of the Lord! Let’s be the dads who teach our kids by praying with them and for them, by bringing them under the means of grace, the ministry of the word, by instructing them in the principles of religion, teaching them their duty to God and man, and setting them good examples of a holy life and conversation; and this is to be done according to their capacity, and as they are able to understand and receive the instructions given them: “according to the mouth of his way”, as it may be literally rendered; as soon as he is able to speak or go, even from his infancy; or as children are fed by little bits, or a little at a time, as their mouths can receive it! Let’s be the dads who realize it is our responsibility and calling to raise our kids right! Let’s be the dads who answer the call to raise our kids right!

Let’s be the dads who are building our lives upon the firm foundation of Jesus! Let’s be the dads who are building our lives, our marriages, and our families upon the foundation of Jesus so that we know that we have Jesus as the cornerstone and our firm foundation on which to build!

Let’s be the dads who choose to live as God’s chosen people! Let’s be the dads who choose to live as God’s royal priests! Let’s be the dads who choose to live as a holy nation! Let’s be the dads who choose to live as God’s very own possession! Let’s be the dads who can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light! Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives demonstrating mercy and how we have received mercy from God!

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:
“Start Your Own Nation”

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