Christian Men and Fathers in the Bible
Father’s Day is a great time to revisit some of the fathers from The Holy Bible. One of the Bibles most acknowledge fathers has to be Abraham. Father of Isaac and Jacob, who bequeathed to his son Jacob, more than just a financial inheritance, he imparted his love, devotion and worship of the one true God.
There is Job. As a father he showed an infallible love for his family and tried to protect them every way possible, even to the point of offering prayer and sacrifices on their behalf each day. Still they were all lost in one fatal swoop, by the hand of God.
David fathered numerous children but most notably Solomon who was described as the wisest king to ever live. Unfortunately he acquired his fathers appetite for a multiplicity of wives and in the end he was lured into worshiping their gods.
The Bible describes another father in 2 Kings 18:3, Hezekiah, who trusted in the Lord and it states “ not one of the kings of Judah was like him, either before him or after him. His son chose not to follow in his fathers footsteps and did great evil in the sight of the Lord.
It goes without saying that fathers can be fallible. It doesn’t matter how great a father you think you are, your children can still become entangled in the troubles of this world.
Fathers don’t just mold and shape our lives they are trusted to be our providers and protectors. However, many human fathers will fall short if you use them as a benchmark of good father.
Our fatherly role model should be God. The patience, longsuffering and joyfulness that he imparts to us each day is a testimony to how you should care for the family that God has placed in your care here on earth.
There is but one who is our constant help in time of trouble and need. Only one father who is always concerned and able to care for you. Jesus called him our heavenly father.