Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bible Study Notes on Being a Father Part 3

Job 1:1-5 There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. 2 Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3 His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east. 4 His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, "Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts." Thus Job did continually.

Job 3:25-26  "For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me. 26 "I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes."


-It is not a stretch in the context of this Scriptural passage to see that Job had continual fear for his children as a blameless, upright, God-fearing father who turned away from evil. Instead of being afraid for children, a better approach would have been to realize the power of God in their lives through his heritage and devotion to the LORD. Who knows, some of the dread that fell upon him may have been averted.

-How do we sometimes live in fear and worry rather than power and victory in this generation as we raise our family? Resolve to trust the LORD with our children as we prepare them to face this world in which we live (2 Timothy 1:7).

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