God, our FATHER is: The Servant King - September 2021

Have you ever considered that a ‘good’ king is a servant to his people?   He holds his power and position for the betterment of his subjects.    He is not above the laws he makes, he is subject to them.   He always has his nation’s best interests at heart and is willing to lay down his life for his people. 

And isn’t that also the description of a GOOD FATHER?

He serves his family.  He, together with his wife, creates a new culture for their individual family.  They make decisions, and he enforces them for the betterment of his family.  He, as a good example, is not above the decisions that he makes for His family.  He would willingly lay down his life for his family.

God our Heavenly Father is also a GOOD FATHER.  He serves mankind daily with oxygen, gravity and sunshine.  He sent, Jesus, His only begotten son, as a servant King to us, to be our example.  Jesus made Himself subject to all the laws that God has decreed (the many righteous, fair, truthful and sinless commandments) and kept them, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus showed He was willing to lay down His life for the safety of His people.  John 10:11 states: “I am the good shepherd.  The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.” 

Christ went willingly to the cross to pay the penalty of sin so all who believe in Him may have eternal life. John 3:16. 

God then sent the Holy Spirit to assist, support, guide and to empower us so that we could fulfil our roles here on earth, being made in His image.

Dads, this Father’s day as you are showered with love and gifts from your family, why don’t you also receive God’s gift to you of the Holy Spirit, to enable you to be the best Dad you can be to your family, and then make the decision to pass on the gift of Eternal life to them.

What a Blessing you would be to them!

“Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” – Mathew 6:10

 

Please feel free to contact either Pastor Marilyn or Pastor Tim at Encourage Church for more information.