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Father's Day 2021
Fathers’ Day is observed on the third Sunday in June, and is the logical sequel to Mothers’ Day. Good fathers should be honored, and shown kindness and respect. My father, Raymond, was an excellent example to me in every way. I miss his wisdom, humor, and occasional correction.
It is often said that a family that plays together and prays together will stay together. While that is a great simplification of reality, it is basic truth.
There is a story in the Old Testament book of Ezra that needs to be remembered on this Fathers’ Day 2021. The story takes place as Israel was being released from captivity in Babylon. Ezra, a scribe of the Law and descendant of the High Priest Aaron, was charged with the responsibility to review the civil and religious conditions of Jerusalem, and compare them with Scripture.
Ezra needed 2000 men to work with him to achieve his goal, so he prayed for Godly wisdom in the selection process. In Ezra 8, a partial list of candidates is provided. Of special note is verse 18 (KJV), “Then, by the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli the son of Levi, the son of Israel, namely Sherebiah.”
“Understanding” was that special something that described Sherebiah. In today’s definition, “understanding” means “the ability to understand something; comprehension.” Certainly, that was a major ability that Sherebiah possessed. But in the original Hebrew, the word “understanding” meant “moral excellence.” Indeed, the words wisdom and understanding spring from the same Hebrew word.
Not much is known about Sherebiah, and that is common of many men of understanding. We hear all the gossip and rumors that surround rock stars, sports figures, and Hollywood personalities. But those celebrities are not in the same principled category as people like Sherebiah. While the luminaries of greed and immorality make headlines, the men of “understanding” quietly honor God, fortify families, and strengthen the church.
Sherebiah was provided “by the good hand” of God.” Breaking news: Sherebiah was a gift of God! Note these three ways to recognize that “men of understanding” are gifts from God:
1. They acknowledge and testify that their abilities, talents, aptitude, ingenuity, dexterity, and skill is a direct gift from God.
2. They acknowledge that when they are using their gifts, they seek to be under the inspiration and anointing of God.
3. They acknowledge that any acclaim or recognition that they may receive for using their gifts is futile unless God receives all of the glory and praise.
Friends, if you know a man of “understanding,” you must recognize him as a gift of God. He may be your father, or the church pastor, or a key layman in the church. Whoever that man of understanding is, honor and revere him as a gift of God.
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Texas History & God
Sunday - June 20, 2021
Father’s Day – Ephesians 6:1-4 NIV - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Prayer: Dear Lord – Thank you for all you have done for me. You have provided so much and I am grateful. As my Heavenly Father, I honor you today on Father’s Day. You are a good father, and an excellent example of how fatherhood should be experienced here on earth. Thank you for my earthly father, he was the best. Help me to be a better father and to learn from your example how to love and care for my children. In the Name of Jesus I pray.
Therefore, comfort each other and edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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The Apostle Paul was a “big picture” man. He was able to preach and teach about the key fundamentals of our faith, and never lose sight of the goal. While Paul comprehended headlines, he also saw the minutiae of life.
Paul stated in Philippians 4:3 KJV, “And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in the book of life.” The church was built because men and women gave of their time, talent, and treasury to the Lord.
Paul mentions the “women” because they played a key role in the growth of Christianity. Wherever Paul went, he elevated the role of women and gave them major responsibilities. Here, he lists the women with the noble Clement, the famous Bishop of Rome. What a well-earned honor for the women.
And all those Paul mentioned have their names written in the Book of Life (Isaiah 4:3; Revelation 21:27). Noble and peasant, slave and free, male and female, are listed in the catalogue of Faith that God keeps in Heaven. They are equal in the sight of God and are considered friends of the Father (Revelation 20:12).
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