Summary: Every Father remembers things, expressions, traits their father displayed. Very helpful for any pastor.
Who May Come to the Lord? Psalm 24:1-5NLT
The story is told of a father of five children who came home with a toy. He summoned his children and asked which of them should be given the present. "Who is the most obedient one here? Who never talks back to Mom and does everything that Mom says to do?" He inquired. There were a few seconds of silence, and then all of the children said in one accord: "You play with it Daddy!"
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him. 2 For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
3 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,who do not worship idols and never tell lies. 5 They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.
Verse 1, puts everything and everyone in prospective. 1)TM God claims Earth and everything in it, God claims World and all who live on it. Every person on earth belong’s to the Lord- Wow. The atheists, the back-slider and the womanizer- everyone.
Here’s the question: Verse 3-4TM, Who can climb Mount God? Who can scale the holy north-face? Only the clean-handed, only the pure-hearted; Men who won't cheat, women who won't seduce.
Men, if you seek God, He will surly seek you!
Today, I hope most men in here learned many valuable lessons from your father’s or grandfather. I would like to share several lessons I’ve learned from my day- Charles H. Strickland.
Stay close to the church (His body) for worship, word and fellowship.
Psalm 84:10-11NKJ For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
Always bless your pastor. (Dad and mom, always did special things for their pastor’s.)
1 Timothy 5:17-18NKJ Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine. 18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer is worthy of his wages.”
Tithe- No matter where you’re at- keep the first fruit for God.
Haggai 1: 5-7NKJ Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways! 6 “You have sown much, and bring in little;You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” 7 Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!
Never make rash, knee-jerk decisions when the pressure is on. Relax and roll the care of it over on God.
1 Peter 5:6-7NKJ Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.