Summary: Being your child’s Hero
“A Child’s Hero…”
6/15/2008 – Marsing, ID
6/18/2009 – Nampa, ID
“Oye á tu padre, á aquel que te engendró; Y cuando tu madre envejeciere, no la menosprecies.”
“Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.” (NIV)
One of the first voices a child recognizes from even before birth is the voice of a father.
IT IS THE FATHER’S VOICE THAT BRINGS THAT CHILD CALM AND SECURITY FOR YEARS TO COME.
This is the Godly counsel for young and old children alike:
“Oye tú, hijo mío, y sé sabio, Y endereza tu corazón al camino.”
“Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.”
If you learn to listen this is evidence of wisdom. Many are quick to speak but few are quick to listen.
“19Por esto, mis amados hermanos, TODO HOMBRE SEA PRONTO PARA OIR, TARDÍO PARA HABLAR, tardío para airarse: 20Porque la ira del hombre no obra la justicia de Dios.”
“19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”
As wisdom comes by hearing the scripture rightly tells us that “FAITH COMES BY HEARING…”.
As we ought to give respect and reverence to our earthly fathers who were the instruments God used to mold us, HOW MUCH MORE ARE WE TO REVERENCE AND HONOR THE AUTHOR AND CREATOR OF OUR LIVES.
The Bible gives us an example of a great father.
“A una virgen desposada con un varón que se llamaba José, de la casa de David: y el nombre de la virgen era María.”
“To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.”
What can you tell me of Joseph? Probably not much, the scriptures are silent about much of Joseph’s life but the little that we do know teaches us much.
1) Joseph was engaged to Mary.
It took courage and faith for Joseph to enter into the relationship that God had planned for Joseph and Mary.
It is not an easy task for a man to marry a woman with children or the other way around. If it is difficult now, it was much more difficult then.
Joseph was willing to enter this relationship which would make him the motive for gossip and even persecution.
Joseph was willing to live a life of faith by obeying the voice of God in his life and doing what God called him to do.
We need fathers who are willing to live by faith.
Father’s like Abraham who taught his son by faith, “God WILL provide!”
We need father’s that will teach their children
Not by emotions, not by pride, not by the standards of this world but God’s Standards.
We need more Josephs.
Joseph was a man who was willing to do what he needed for the protection and well being of his wife and child.
“Y partidos ellos, he aquí el ángel del Señor aparece en sueños á José, diciendo: Levántate, y toma al niño y á su madre, y huye á Egipto, y estáte allá hasta que yo te lo diga; porque ha de acontecer, que Herodes buscará al niño para matarlo.”
“And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.”
WE NEED MORE MEN LIKE JOSEPH who are willing to do what they have to for the protection and safety of their families.
Today we face an enemy that will not only seek to destroy our children but is seeking to destroy our families.
The enemy is a worker of division and destruction. God multiplies and satan divides. God adds, satan takes away.
The enemy is seeking to destroy our homes and families like never before.
The enemy is working overtime, on TV, on the radio, on the internet, in schools, everywhere you go the enemy is trying to destroy our lives.
It takes Godly father’s who will protect their children at whatever cost.
If it means you have to take drastic measures as Joseph did, you will do it.
JOSHUA WAS A MAN OF GOD WHO STOOD BEFORE THE PEOPLE, AGAINST THE ODDS:
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”