Heavenly Father’s Day
Weekly Bible Study #21
This Sunday is Father’s day and as we honor our fathers on this earth it is important that we don’t forget about honoring our Heavenly Father. I think this is a perfect opportunity for us to honor God with praise as truly, any day is a good day to praise the Lord. This week’s show features an hour of metal praise and worship and I want to share some scriptures as we lift Him up.
He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him
This next passage is spoken by Moses to Israel when in the wilderness. They had started to lose faith, saying that God hated them and were delivering them to destruction.
29Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. 30 The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, 31 and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.
Next a story we are all familiar with, the story of the prodigal son. Just like the father in this story our Heavenly Father’s mercy is great and endures forever.
Luke 15:11-32 NLT
11 To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.
13 “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living. 14 About the time his money ran out, a great famine swept over the land, and he began to starve. 15 He persuaded a local farmer to hire him, and the man sent him into his fields to feed the pigs. 16 The young man became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him. But no one gave him anything.
17 “When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, ‘At home even the hired servants have food enough to spare, and here I am dying of hunger! 18 I will go home to my father and say, “Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, 19 and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. Please take me on as a hired servant.”’
20 “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. 21 His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.
22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. 23 And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, 24 for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.
I can imagine that whenever the lost come back the Lord, there is a party in Heaven, and tonight we are partying for Him.