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Good Fatherhood Food

Post  Fenny West on Mon 16 Jun 2008, 2:35 am

Representing God the Father, he provides just like the father of the prodigal son

He provides shelter, food, comfort, education, godly character for emulation such as integrity, commitment, hard work.

He is the intercessor for his children and wife, leaving an inheritance for them and even their children’s children.

He has a vision and makes known the vision to his family, reminding them of where they are going.
He hears from God regularly and communicates the same to the family.

He is the priest of the home who leads in worship, prayer and bible study.

He disciplines the children when they err, realizing that if he spares the rod he will spoil the child ; that foolishness is often bound up in the heart of a child that if he trains up the child in the way he should go when he is old he will not depart from it.

He is also the protector of the family- protecting it from intruders such as the devil, parents, friends, relations.

He knows he is a custodian and steward who will give an account one day to God about the children entrusted in his care.

He is a teacher of the word, skillfully handling the word of truth, expounding it faithfully, using it for correction, instruction in righteousness, doctrine reproof so that his children will be thoroughly equipped, not lacking anything good.

He encourages members of the family in times of crisis, reminding them of God’s goodness in times past and inspiring them to stand in faith to see His salvation.



Lord, help me to me a good father, being the priest in my house, training my children in the way they should go, disciplining them, interceding for them, leaving an inheritance for them and their children, reflecting You, in Jesus’ name.



F aithful provider, leader

A ccepts responsibility of training

T eacher, priest, protector, Pastor

H umble, an example, role model, mentor

E ncourager intercessor, counselor

R eflector, imitator of the Father


Happy Father's Day




The Parable of the Lost Son


11Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.
13"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.
17"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' 20So he got up and went to his father.
"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
21"The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.[b]'
22"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.
25"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'
28"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'
31" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' "


Medication for Meditation



Medication for meditation

On leaving an inheritance




22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children,
but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
Prov.13:22

On teaching
The living, the living—they praise you,
as I am doing today;
fathers tell their children
about your faithfulness.



4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. [a] 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.Deut6:4-7

Isa38:19
2I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you.1Cor11:2

On training
6 Train a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.. Prov. 22:6




On Discipline
5And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
"My son, do not make light of the Lord's discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
6because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son."

7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Heb12:6-11

on Work
10For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

2Thes 3:10


on service

15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."Jos24:15



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