The cute video clip "Dads can't..." was quite funny - and did I say cute?
Ferdi's missionary dad from South Africa and his son, Samuel jointly shared about the generational blessings a father can bestow on his descendants.
What a JOY to celebrate being a father!
Our Heavenly Father was the very first “Father” in all history!
Gen. 2:23,24 "At last!" the man exclaimed. "This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called 'woman', because she was taken from 'man'." This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Adam (and Eve) became the human father (and mother) of all mankind. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob … king David, – the wisest Solomon, etc.
Pro. 10:1 Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father;
Pro. 23:24 The father of godly children has cause for joy. What a pleasure to have children who are wise.
Pro. 23:25 So give your father and mother joy! May she who gave you birth be happy.
Exo 20:5 I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected — even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject Me.
Exo 20:6 But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love Me and obey My commands.
Col 1:12 … always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light.
1 Corinthians 4:14-15 14 I am not writing these things to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children. 15 For even if you had ten thousand others to teach you about Christ, you have only one spiritual father. For I became your father in Christ Jesus when I preached the Good News to you. NLT
1 John 3:1 1 See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children, and we really are! But the people who belong to this world don't know God, so they don't understand that we are his children. NLT
James 5:16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results. NLT
AGE 4: MY DAD KNOWS EVERYTHING
AGE 6: MY DAD DOESN’T KNOW EVERYTHING
AGE 8: THINGS WERE DIFFERENT IN MY DAD’S TIME
AGE 14: DUDE, MY DAD’S ANTIQUE
AGE 21: MY OLD MAN DOESN’T KNOW A THING!
AGE 25: DAD KNOWS SOME ABOUT THIS MATTER BUT GIVEN HIS AGE, THAT’S JUST NORMAL.
AGE 30: I THINK I SHOULD ASK MY DAD’S OPINION ABOUT THIS MATTER.
AGE 35: I’D NEVER DO ANYTHING BEFORE ASKING MY DAD’S OPINION FIRST.
AGE 50: WHAT WOULD MY FATHER DO?
AGE 60: MY FATHER WAS SUCH A WISE MAN. I NEVER APPRECIATED HIM. WISH HE WAS HERE NOW. I’D LEARN A LOT FROM HIM.
James 4:6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."
Ephesians 4:2,31,32 NLT 2 Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior. 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God will give you. NLT