Bad hair day – or worse

Psalm 38: 3-7, Isa 57:20-21 Thursday, 20 June, 2013 Bad hair day – or worse! Psalm 38: 3-7 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin. My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. My wounds fester…

Fathers are ‘for’ their children

Luke 15: 20-23 Friday, June 14, 2013 Bottom line – Fathers are for their children Luke 15:20 -23 And he (the prodigal son) arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the…

Fathers do the tough stuff well

Thursday, June 13, 2013 Fathers do the tough stuff well Proverbs 19:18   Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death. Col. 3:21  Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Hebrews 12:7-8   It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is…

What fathers provide

Matthew 7:9-11 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 What fathers provide Matthew 7:11 also Luke 11:13  If you then… know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Fathers, made in the image of the Father, are created to be…

Impartation from fathers

Proverbs 4: 1-4 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Impartation from fathers 1           Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. 2         I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 3         When I was a boy in my father’s house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, 4…

The importance of a father’s blessing

Monday, June 10, 2013 The importance of a father’s blessing, Genesis 27 Jacob goes to great lengths to deceptively obtain his father’s blessing. He puts on a goatskin disguise so that his elderly, blind father Isaac thinks he is his hirsute elder brother Esau. In that way Jacob tricks his father into giving him the…