This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)
For all my dad B Moment listeners out there, we are honoring you today. Happy Father’s Day!
When I think about fathers from a Scriptural perspective, I think about Abraham because God ordained Abraham as the father of many nations. When we recall some of the highlights of Abraham’s life, we see that he was incredibly faithful.
For example, Abraham demonstrated a blind faith when he journeyed more than a thousand miles away from his homeland with no idea where he was going. He only knew God was ordering his steps. Abraham also exhibited his faith when he was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice by giving up his son Isaac because it was God’s will.
Yet if we look honestly at Abraham’s life, we see a man who also had flaws. While he was a man who mostly obeyed God, there were times when he disobeyed Him too. He sinned when he slept with his servant and again when he claimed that Sarah was his sister instead of his wife.
Despite this, God still acknowledged Abraham and did not withdraw His promises from him. Instead he blessed Abraham with a son in his old age, and Abraham is still known as a father of many.
Sometimes we have to apply this principle to our own fathers. For some of us, our dads could do no wrong; our eyes weren’t big enough to see them. For others of us, including myself, we did not see our fathers.
On this day, let’s transcend that and embrace the idea of seeing our fathers as God sees them. As you think about that, remember these words: “…For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (ESV)
So today, let’s honor fathers.