King Ahab and his cruel wife Jezebel both died violent deaths as prophesied by the prophet Elijah.
Unbelief, rebellion, turning away from Godthese postures are certain to bring about severe consequences, both to individuals and nations. The book of 2 Kings demonstrates what happens to a country that rejects the one True God
and turns to idols.
The downward progression of society and the nation of Israel recorded in the ancient chronology of 2 Kings is alarmingly similar to what is happening in our culture today. Learn the crucial lesson of history contained in the book 2 Kings:
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Duane was living a life that seemed to him the right way to go. But rather than directing him toward God, the path was quickly leading him to death. Years of indulging in an immoral lifestyle landed Duane in jail for prostitution and testing positive for HIV. He decided it was time to let go of living his own life and start giving God control.
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Abraham is called "The Father of Us All."
Wise Christian fathers have long recognized the excellent role models presented in the Scriptures. From God the Father
, the finest example for all human dads, to the Bible's most famous fathers
, men find worthy forerunners to teach them what to do, and what not to do, in the challenging call to fatherhood.
Adam, the first human father, made some serious mistakes and suffered terrible consequences. He teaches today's dads about the extreme importance of living in obedience to the Lord.
In a world taken over by evil, violence, and corruption, much like today, Noah lived a righteous life. The Bible says he was blameless among the people of his time, but he wasn't perfect. His story shows the negative influence sin can have on those around us, especially our children.
And then there's King David, a man after God's own heart. He is another biblical father with much to teach men of today. His "absentee fathering" demonstrates a devastating lesson about the end result of not disciplining children when they needed it.
For Father's Day:
Devotions for Fathers:
This week's post is a collection of Father's Day Poems, including one I wrote for my special dad. Perhaps you'll find just the right words to bless your earthly father with one of these Father's Day poems, chosen specifically with Christian dads in mind.
My Earthly Dad
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With these three words,
"Dear Heavenly Father,"
I begin my every prayer,
But the man I see
While on bended knee
Is always my earthly dad.
Read more ... Father's Day Poems.
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