Near the end of every man's life there will come that moment when he must ponder all of his achievements. He will take inventory of all his possessions and accomplishments and wonder whether he had used his God-given resources wisely. God has a calling on every man's life and each man is given three resources to achieve that calling - time, treasure, and talents. How we use and manage these resources will determine the amount of satisfaction and peace we have at the end of our days on this planet. Of all the callings, there is no greater call on a man's life than to be a father. This charge encompasses much more than just siring, it is a lifelong calling. The Apostle Paul instructs men to "bring your children up in the training and admonition of the Lord." Eph 6:4. This requires a large investment into their lives, an investment of time. Men, we will be held accountable for how seriously we take this command. Training, as well as discipline, is a hands-on activity, not something to be delegated (or abdicated) to our wives, the schools, or our local church. Fathers are called to lead and set an example for their children to follow. Being a father requires commitment and sacrifice, but the rewards are well worth it. Watching our children grow into godly men and women and enjoying fellowship with them brings joy and accomplishment to our lives. But the greatest reward comes at the end of our lives when our Father in heaven says to us," Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over what I have given you" Matt 25:21. Keep up the good work and happy Father's Day men!
When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son, "I am about to go the way of all the earth," he said. "So be strong, act like a man, and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go. 1Kings 2:1-3
Pastor Frank Dodson