Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 25
The influence of a father in a child’s life in huge. The spiritual leadership of dad is something that for too long has been lackingin our society. When reading today’s passage we see several children who’s dad played a major role in their spiritual lives. We see Asaph, Heman and Jedutun, 3 men who clearly loved God and raised their sons well. Now they have a heritage that king David is tapping into to lead music for the worship of God. Each of these 3 men had several children appointed to this task, which meant that these men had built a godly family. Verse 6 really highlights the secret to these 3 men’s success in raising their kids.
“All these men were under the direction of their fathers…”
These sons submitted themselves to their father’s leadership and training. Now, here is something I know about all people, we are naturally sinful and prideful and selfish and those attributes make submission to authority extremely difficult and not natural. One of the keys to teaching your kids submission to authority, or anything for that matter is to model it for them. These 3 fathers clearly demonstrated what it meant to live for God to their kids and the result was a god-honoring family.
So as we think about these 3 dads and how they raised their boys let us be encouraged and challenged to do the same. Remember your kids are one of the biggest legacies you will leave behind in this world. What will your legacy be? Will it be so-so, or will it like these dads here?
Posted by: Robbie Byrd