Biblical Principles for Godly Fathers

As I spent a few evenings and late nights thinking about what I wanted for my daughter and, more importantly, what God wanted out of me, I came up with eleven principles. The list might have been longer, but just last week my daughter Addison made her grand entrance two weeks early! Most of you are not new parents, but these principles can serve as a challenge or a reminder of what God demands of fathers.

Advertisements

Don’t Worship the Faucet!

Shortly after World War I, Lawrence of Arabia took several of his greatest men to visit Paris. When they were about to leave the grand hotel at which they were staying, Lawrence found his men attempting to pull the faucets out of the wall! Lawrence was confused and asked what the men were doing. The men responded: "If we could bring these faucets back to our desert land...

Psalm 23 – It’s Not About You

How many times have you read Psalm 23? For me, it is probably several dozen, if not more than one hundred. Until recently I read it with a selfish focus. When I read Psalm 23, I saw the promise of peace, restoration, and protection. While it speaks to these subjects, none of them are THE subject.

Are You Satisfied with Being an Average Leader?

What separates good leaders from bad leaders? You can probably spit out several obvious responses with little effort. Good leaders treat everyone with respect; they lead by example; and they aren't hypocrites. However, if you are a leader, this isn't the question you should be asking. Instead, you should be concerned with what makes a great leader. I have outlined below three ways to guarantee your leadership will be nothing more than average.

Stone-Caster or Stone-Catcher?

When someone has damaged their reputation or fallen into sin, the easiest thing to do is - well - nothing! But Galatians 6:1 commands something very different. Frankly, I don't know if there is a verse in the Bible that is less practiced in today's Christian world. But God has been clear. If you are "spiritual," it is your duty to get involved in restoration of the fallen - to become a stone catcher.

Want a Better Marriage? The Answer Is Surprisingly Simple – Part 2

Jesus loved the church first; Jesus loves even when His love is not reciprocated; He loves unconditionally; and He loves eternally. There are also many characteristics of His love. I’ve outlined a couple below, those that I believe are the most important for us, as Christian husbands, to remember. Jesus’ love is a...