THE GODLY FATHER; 1

Psalm 68:5-6. “Father of orphans, champion of widows, is God in his holy house. God makes homes for the homeless, leads prisoners to freedom, but leaves rebels to rot in hell.”


There is nothing more beautiful than observing the bond between father and child. Fathers provide, protect, inspire and lead. Children are convinced their fathers are superheroes. That is when fathers are Godly men.

I was watching a National Geographic special on Spinner Dolphins the other day and was struck by how Godly the males of the pod were. Seems like a strange thing to refer to animals as Godly as it is man who was created in God’s image and not some animal. Yet these mammals gave me to truly understand today’s verse.

When it’s mating season the of-age females of the pod, mate with as many of the males as possible. This is to ensure fertilization. As a result only the Mothers of the calves are known, not the fathers. Although the bond between cow and baby is strong, the bulls aren’t left out. Because the bulls can’t identify their calves they look after all the babies with equal love and protection.

It is unfortunate that mankind has worked itself into a state where one must prove paternity and fatherhood is often reluctantly accepted. That wasn’t the natural order of things and if man has changed it, then man can change it back.

God gave us an example of who a father is in Himself and a reminder in the Spinner Dolphin.

Think About This 

Do you have the makings of a Godly father? Do you have what it takes to raise one? Let’s change the world!

Prayer 

Dear Lord, Remind me that You have given me all I need to provide for, protect, inspire and lead others. May I be a Godly father or raise one or both. In Jesus name I pray. Amen 

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