As we start today let’s value our wives, our kids, and our world to the point we are ready to stand up and be the dads who don’t give up! Let’s be the dads who will keep fighting the good fight because our wives matter! Let’s be the dads who will keep fighting the good fight because our kids matter! Let’s be the dads who will keep fighting the good fight because our world matters! Let’s be the dads who lean in on God’s Word and His truth so that we don’t allow the lies, the attacks, and the threats to keep us from putting on the full armor of God and standing firm both in defense of our wives, kids, and world but also that we can take back the ground the devil has taken and step into his camp to bring our wives, our kids, and our world out of his snares and traps!
God’s Word tells us:
And even as we have seen Job through his story lose people and things, be attacked and challenged by his wife and friends, and yet never gave up on God, let’s trust God who is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose!
And in today’s reading from Job, we get to the part that transformed my opinion of life when I get to the point of reading from Job because in Job 42:12 we receive the message of hope that God not only restored life to Job but gave him a double portion!
Let’s be the dads who trust God at His Word! I know the time back in 2013 when I had this aha moment, I shared it with a friend and when I told him on the last day of the first stage of my career about the message that the second half of my life was going to be twice as good as the first as that was the message from my morning reading, I had to bring him back to Job 1 to show him the math:
So today, let’s be the dads who don’t give up even when things get hard! Let’s be the dads who instead choose to fight the good fight of the faith in the conflict with evil; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and for which you made the good confession of faith in the presence of many witnesses!