Google+ 06/09/14 Our Father Will Be Glorified!

1 Chronicles 25:5-7

 

All these were the sons of Heman, the king’s seer,

For God had honored him with fourteen sons and three daughters.

All these men were under the direction of their fathers

As they made music at the house of the Lord.

 Their responsibilities included the playing of cymbals, harps, and lyres

At the house of God.

Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman reported directly to the king.

They and their families were all trained in making music before the Lord,

And each of them—288 in all—was an accomplished musician.

 

In part one of our six-part devotion entitled, "Is That What it Means to be a Father?" we discover that we need to be under the direction of our fathers.  In this case, an entire family was prepared to lift worship to God.  Our Scripture teaches us that not only were all 288 family members trained to be musicians for God, they also obeyed their fathers and also answered to the king.  As Father's Day approaches, let's learn a valuable lesson from Scripture.  God will prepare us for service in His kingdom if we are willing.  God will equip us with all that we need to lift Him up.  As in today's Scripture lesson, there also needs to be another valuable and necessary component to our obedience and service.  We all must have an earthly, Godly father to follow.  Many times God uses our biological father as this important person in our lives.  Sometimes, God brings a spiritual father into our midst to lead us in the paths of righteousness for His namesake.  Occasionally, God uses both in concert.  This Father's Day, let's be grateful for all our fathers.  Men, let's be Godly.  Ladies, let's support the Godly men in our lives.  Children, honor your father and mother.  By all working in concert for one purpose, the ultimate will be accomplished.  "Our Father Will Be Glorified!"