John Hagee (June-14-2021) Daily Devotional: Ephesians 6:4 - And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Fathers, your family should take top priority. Your children and grandchildren are your dynasty. They are the ones who demonstrate to the world that you are a leader that has thoroughly prepared them for life in a world that is not fair.
You must prepare your children for the opponents they will face. How you train them while they are yours is how well they will play in the future. You must train them to win, to live out the destiny that God has ordained for each child He has entrusted to your care.
One of the most important roles a father will serve is to train his family in the fundamentals that are required to succeed against the tremendous challenges they will one day face. Are they familiar with the “playbook” that God has given for instruction in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16)? Are they listening for the Coach’s voice and following the plays He calls (Proverbs 3:5-6)? Do they know how to come alongside their teammates to rally them on to victory (Philippians 2:3-4)?
Fathers, the home teams are counting on you! They need your wisdom, encouragement, discipline, and example. You are building a team of warriors at home that will be world-changers when they run onto the field of life.
Blessing: Heavenly Father, thank You for the children that You have entrusted to me. I count them as my heritage and my reward. Help me raise them in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Help me to train them in righteousness so that they seek You and honor You all the days of their lives. No other job in my life is more important. In the name of Jesus…amen.
Today's Bible Reading:
- Old Testament - 1 Kings 12:20-13:34
- New Testament - Acts 9:26-46
- Psalms & Proverbs - Psalm 132:1-18, Proverbs 17:6