America has undergone drastic changes in the last 60-70 years. Most of these changes have not improved America. Indeed most of the changes Americans have experienced have created many serious problems.
One of the glaring issues America faces today is the absence of fathers in the home, in their children’s lives, in the church, and in our communities. Let me be even more specific friends. There is a great need for men to be men today. And by that, I mean men as defined by a biblical frameworkand understanding of what the Bible says about manhood.
After nearly 40 years of the constant secular beat-down upon fathers generally and men specifically, America is reaping a whirlwind of devastating consequences.
How important is the role of the father in the family? How vital is it that men understand what the Bible says about manhood and the roles and responsibilities men must assume?
Stay tuned for my conversation with Jeff Bankens about biblical manhood in this episode of SER.
On Father’s Day let us look to our Heavenly Father as the source of all strength in calamitous times. When proper fatherhood is established we can be guided both firmly and lovingly into an uncertain future. There will be no foundation except that is built upon faith in Christ. The fallen world is infused with the lie that we can be as God. Rage has resulted. When we cry out to God we will receive from Him supernatural resources that are available nowhere else. No more games. This is a time for a steadfast commitment to Jesus. God will be exalted. God will be glorified. God will be triumphant. Fathers and children will turn to each other. Let us seek our Father while we still have the ability to do so. Sin will not remove itself. The strength to push back darkness and to perpetuate righteousness in our generation. Let us not be fatherless.
“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
With the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”
By Sgt Tim – Senior Editor, Outlaw Patriot News
Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
- Colossians 3:19, King James Version
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
- Ephesians 6:1-4, King James Version
As those of you that are long-time readers or have looked over the archives of some of my previous writing know, my father passed away 2 years ago, this past fall. When I was on my way back from an extended overseas tour in Germany 2 years prior to that, he was in the hospital and it didn’t look like he was going to make it out. I had just checked into my new unit and immediately went on leave to travel to North Texas to be at his side. I didn’t even change out of my uniform before the 6-hour drive, just wanting to get there all the faster – and besides, I figured the old man would get a kick out seeing me in my uniform. That is one of those very surreal moments in the life of a person – seeing the man that you literally thought was a super-hero like Super Man, humbled, lying in a hospital bed, weak, and seemingly on his last legs. He didn’t think he was going to make it out of that bed, either, and we spent that first night sitting up, talking.
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