Thursday, September 29, 2016
A Good Father
A good father does not give to his children everything that they ask for, what they want, he gives to them what is good for them. A good father does not seek the approval for the acceptance of his children. A good father does not tolerate disobedience or disrespect. A good father will not be manipulated by his children, his wife, or by anybody else; he will bring his children up in the fear of God to do that which is pleasing to God, he seeks to do the will of God.
When the children grow up the father rejoices when a child does well in life and when he stays on the right path, but he mourns when a child lives wickedly, ends up in prison and gets into trouble, when a child walks the wrong path. Us as parents treat our children and bring them up in the way that we think right, but God is the best father, He knows right and He does right and when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Master then He adopts us, He accepts us as His own; as His children and He treats us as children. He disciplines us and He teaches us, He takes care of us. He gives us what we need. He only has the best in mind for us. But we cannot manipulate Him, we cannot change His will; we need to seek His will and live for His kingdom, we need to obey Him and go after His plan and purpose for our lives. Jesus Christ will give us His gifts, He will give us everything that we need to fulfill His purpose, but if we stray and if we, in the end refuse to do His wil, He will grieve over us if we end up in hell. It is not the will of God that anyone perish but that all repent, accept Jesus Christ, are born again and become obedient children of God, that do His will so that they will have an inheritance in the kingdom of heaven.
Every branch in Christ that does not bear good fruit will get cut off and burned. Every child that disobeys Him will also get cut off and burned, he will end up in damnation because that was his choice, that was the consequence of his actions. It is not the will of God that we perish, but that we all be saved, that we enter His kingdom. If we do not follow and obey Jesus Christ,if we do not serve Him, serve His kingdom, we will have no inheritance in the kingdom of God. We need to go after Him, seek His will and serve Him as God, respect Him, pray wait on Him, serve Him as our Father, wait on Him and let Him guide us. We cannot manipulate Him, we cannot abuse Him. We have to bow humbly before Him because He is Lord. He is God Almighty, but He loves us and He treats us as children. He promises us the very best, His kingdom, if we endure with Him until the end, but if we deny Him, if we reject Him, if we turn away from Him, if we stray from Him then we will end up in damnation, if we do not return to the Father's house and serve Him as Lord and Master. Serve Jesus as Lord and Master until the very end, obey Him, and you will inherit His kingdom.
May Jesus bless you.