"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee... My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."
(Proverbs 3:1-2, 11-12 KJV)
"As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee."
(Genesis 17:4-5 KJV)
While our present holiday called "Father's Day" was a long time in coming it is now a national holiday. Father’s Day is a day set apart to celebrate fatherhood, recognize the influence of fathers in our homes and society, and foster paternal bonds. But it wasn't until1966 that President Lyndon Johnson made a proclamation for the third Sunday of June to be Father’s Day. Finally, it was made an official national holiday when President Nixon signed a similar proclamation in 1972.
Our Awesome God never set aside a special day to honor Biblical fathers, but He did say to Abraham, “I have made you a father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5), clearly indicating fatherhood was a place of honor in His eyes. The father was the leader of the family and as such should be honorable and upright leading his sons and family to follow the Lord.
Those fathers, with respect and love of Our Awesome God and His Son, Jesus Christ, had fewer problems with their families. While this is not always true, it was the strong "back bone" of the United States of America until recently. Parents trade spouses frequently today and this usually confuses the children making their role model unclear at times.
Christian fathers of today should be good role models whose example should show Christian principles, love, and care for his family and those around him while attending a Christian Church regularly. These fathers who show these characteristics are hard to find in today’s society. Pray and thank the Lord for those we have!
Join us at LWBC as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard to tell everyone about Jesus Christ and His salvation. We start with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. There are many opportunities to learn about God in our programs which include Bible Study groups, Prayer Meetings at 7:00 PM on Wednesday and AWANA for children on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM. See what you can do and learn!
Flo & Bill