June 15, 2013
Father’s Have Huge Responsibilities

Coming from turtle30cshell.com I am your host Christina Farris. What is being father? A father if compared to our Heavenly Father will fall short
every time. Some fathers are drunks, partiers, abusers, and only see the children when in convenient for them. Some live in the home in their office
wishing their kids would stop yelling or playing so loudly so their work can get done. Some father’s understand the need of what being a father is
by taking that time with their children teaching them what it is to have characteristic of being a responsible man so their little girls marry men of
responsibility and respect and their sons grow up knowing what they should be doing as men.

In more recent years I seen boys holding infants and desiring to be father’s. Pictures of boys being excited about babies. Yet at the same time I see
boys fight with each other flexing their muscles to see who is dominant in the boyhood kingdom that one day will be flexed in the working world with
who makes the most money. Father’s that care worry about how they will take care of their kids. Good men desire to wait for the right bride to be a
wife and eventually a mother.  Yet very true men wait for that bride these days, to eager to satisfy their own lust and desires. Seldom do you hear a
pastor talk of responsibility of the man. They talk instead of the perfect Heavenly Father who we are to follow and take our directions and
instructions from. Yet the world lives not by our Heavenly Father’s rules when it comes to sexual immorality, child responsibility, or teaching men
how to be responsible men without cheating, and lying to reach the top.

It is after all the responsibility of God to teach everyone of his children how to live and how to go about the responsibility of living in harmony with
the world, without being a part of the sins of the world. Our father’s responsibility is to train a child in the way he should go so he will not depart
from it when he is old. Yet the story of the prodigal son, makes the father look like a failure when the son is found in a pig sty eating corn that the
pigs only will eat. Yet the son has enough knowledge after waking up from his delusion to realize his father’s home was better then what hand he
was dealt because of chosen life style. Prodigal son’s father seeing his son for the first time after his son wild ride journey welcomes him with open
arms, not caring his son had failed, but that his son was finally home.

How many father’s welcome their offspring home when they fail in our world. Some seek their families arms only to find rebuke and anger. Of
course there be instruction on how to get a better job or how to keep your wings clipped correctly for proper flying and landing. You know that
Mohawk hairdo works very little in certain public places and hide them tattoos in the office if you want that raise. Yet instructions is in hopes for the
child to be an achiever. For the child now knows what failure is, they need to know what achievement is.

Let us read today’s passage:

Hebrews 12:5-17 KJV
(5)  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint
when thou art rebuked of him:
(6)  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
(7)  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
(8)  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
(9)  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto
the Father of spirits, and live?
(10)  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
(11)  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness
unto them which are exercised thereby.
(12)  Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
(13)  And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
(14)  Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
(15)  Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
(16)  Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
(17)  For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he
sought it carefully with tears.

Does one consider the love of a father as correction and with instruction or is it only a father that spoils a child on weekends, or their day off, only
to see the child at night. Father’s that are stay at home dad’s get the privilege of raising their kids more then a few hours each day, but it is not just
these hours that are important in a child’s life, but all hours of day they are awake and growing as well as in later years when it only a few
moments. Then eventually the father’s instruction become less, as they watch their once little boy or girl have grown into adults taking care of their
own children and sometimes even them.

God will instruct and correct us all our days of our life, because He love us that is what a good father does. A good father is one that cares for his
own. Cares enough to love and cherish his own. One day His children will reign with Him in heaven and they must learn how to have that mercy
and compassion He does. In truth we begin learning to rule by learning how to care for those things around us from little animals, to children, and
so forth in our jobs, and work. All stepping stones for a job with God in heaven.

Dear Heavenly bless each father in everyway. Help us to take our instruction and correction from You and your word. In Jesus precious name,