Summary: The prophet Malachi disclosed the importance of godly fathers to every aspect of mankind’s existence. Godly fathers are vital to our existence. What makes them so vital? Godly Fathers are vital for...
The NECESSITY For GODLY FATHERS—I—Malachi 3:13—4:6
Our society lives under the mistaken belief that there is no realistic need for fathers & that a home is just fine without them.
Generally, en themselves have reached a point where they believe that they are basically no more than sperm donors...no impact, no responsibility. They can enter & leave a relationship at will & there is no harm done & it is probably for the best. Tentative relationships are rampant, accepted & even sought out. ‘Living together’ before marriage has become so commonplace that it is expected by a great majority of our country & has grown so commonplace that the Church has come to accept it.
I know of one woman who was single, had always been single & wanted a child. But she did not want to get married, seeing no need for the presence of a father in the home. She was perfectly confident that she could raise a child in a home with no fatherly input or support!
However, just the opposite is true! We are now discovering that a lack of fatherly influence in the home is severely detrimental to families, which in turn is severely detrimental to our society as a whole! We are reaping the ‘benefits‘ of our irresponsibilities. Something the Church has known & proclaimed since the beginning!
The/A Future with Godly Fathers
The prophet Malachi disclosed the importance of godly fathers to every aspect of mankind’s existence.
Godly fathers are vital to our existence.
What makes godly fathers so vital for our existence?
4 validations that godly fathers are vital for our existence.
1—Godly Fathers are vital for...
Explanation:(3:13-15)Oppose the opposition/Stand against
“13—“Your words have been harsh against Me,” Says the LORD, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’ “
YaHoWeH God’s own people have spoken disdainfully both openly & privately in opposition to Him.
This is information which YaHWeH Himself has stated to his messenger Malachi.
Jude 14-15—“Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, “to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, & of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.””
God chides them for even having the nerve to approach Him innocently. They are—either actually or feignedly— taken aback with unbelief asking exactly what it is that they have “spoken against” Him. If it is feigned then they are presumptuous. If they are actually unaware then their ignorance is due to their own apathy & lack of interest in their quest for relationship with God as His people. Either way Opposes Him.
“Words”—rbd daw-baw'—N. m.—1) Speech, word, speaking, thing. Strong—A word; by implication, A matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, A cause.