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A Happy Father

Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 23 P. 350 – A Happy Father

Proverbs 23: King James Bible

A Happy Father – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter twenty three, Verses 15-16


15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

Daily Inspiration from This Verse – A Happy Father


Should there be any who are not sure about the contents of the Lord’s heart toward us, it would be a great idea to read these verses several times over, and get them into your hearts. Have you ever wanted to cause for the Lord’s heart to rejoice? Well, here’s two ways to do it.

Those two things that promote for us to have a happy Father in the Lord, begin with a wise heart, followed by lips that speak right things. Knowing that the Creator of all the universe and everything in it is also the ultimate Father, these two things make perfect sense.

What father out there isn’t pleased in his heart, when his child has his heart in the right place, and speaks accordingly? This could go for fathers and mothers alike. Who isn’t pleased when their child chooses wisdom over foolishness?

Yet still there are folks out there that insist that the Lord must be punishing them for something all the time, rather than seeking out the things that please him. And there’s also people who try to be obedient to the Lord for self motivated reasons, rather than simply wanting to please the Lord.

None of these things touch on salvation by the way. Having a happy Father in the Lord will only come after salvation, not before. Salvation hinges on what Christ did, us pleasing the Father hinges on the things we do, say, and live. Our overall heart conditioning. But as far as salvation goes, that’s all on Jesus.

The only work that we have to do in order to be saved and received into his kingdom as sons and daughters, is a decision to believe on him. That’s the only thing that Jesus didn’t already take care of for us. Aside from that, it’s all him.

It is from that point of salvation, and the birthing of a new spirit within us, causes for us to be called sons and daughters of God. So when we see any scripture where the Lord is addressing us as sons, we need to look at it from a saved point of view.

The Lord takes pleasure in his children. He doesn’t want to be grieved by our awful decision making that leads us to self abuse. He makes it perfectly clear in his Word, that when we seek out his wisdom, and use the different things that he’s made available to us, he is pleased.

Some people think that being beaten down and taken out to be crucified, is the only way to show the Lord how much they love him. Sometimes, I think that’s because that extreme is easier for some of us to swallow, rather than something as seemingly mundane as a heart full of his wisdom, and the willingness to apply it to our lives.

He doesn’t see things the way we do, and doesn’t react to things the same way we do. He cares about all things, both great and small. To please the Lord, just do what he says. Not necessarily for our own gain, but rather to enjoy the presence of a happy Father.

Related New Testament Scripture


 

Matthew 5: King James Bible

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Luke 10: King James Bible

27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

Acts 15: King James Bible

7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Romans 5: King James Bible

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 8: King James Bible

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 4: King James Bible

5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

Prayer


Father,

How often we come to you with our problems, our stresses, our concerns, our cares and worries. Help us to understand how you’ve set everything to work through your Word, and how to cast all of these things unto you, and concentrate on simply pleasing your heart. You tell us that if our heart is wise, and our lips speak right things, you’ll be pleased. Help us to do this Lord, as often as possible. If we are found wanting in wisdom of heart, please do whatever it takes to remedy that. With a willing heart, we seek to please yours. Thank you for all that you’ve done, and all that you are. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.

Amen

Question


No matter how you look at it, either the Heavenly Father or our earthly dads; isn’t it always better to have a happy father, rather than one who is annoyed?

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2 thoughts on “Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 23 P. 350 – A Happy Father

  1. Thanks Brian…yes, when scripture refers to us as His children, it is after the subject of salvation has been settled. These are true believers, who want to walk and talk in the ways of the Lord. It is interesting that you brought up some folks who think being beaten down and crucified, is the only way to prove to the Lord that they love Him. Holy week is coming up, and here in this country, there are those who walk the streets, flailing themselves with whips…bloody, and some of them then recreate Calvary, by being put on a cross. But all of our good works are as filthy rags to the Lord. They have missed the point. Thanks Brian, stay strong Brother.

    • Hi George,
      Wow, yeah that’s a rather extreme way of taking the Lord’s will for us out of context. I’ve seen footage of people doing what you’ve described, and I can’t help but think about the surprise that they’ve got coming to them.Self mutilation is something that the Lord’s against, and that doesn’t change if being done in his honor.

      I suppose that there will be many things presented to us by the Lord one day, that he’ll show us wasn’t necessary, and just another case of self abuse by misunderstanding. It make me wonder if the week you’re referring to is supposed to compensate for, or erase 51 weeks of sin?

      For me anyways, I’ll just stick to the saving grace and forgiveness of the Lord by what Jesus went through, rather than what I decide to put myself through. There is one method that what they are going through would be counted as good works though… If it were by genuine persecution, due to advancing the Kingdom of the Lord, and preaching the gospel to every creature.

      We’re already promised persecution by being obedient to Christ Jesus, why beat ourselves up about it instead? And it does come, right as rain. I know you already know all this Brother, I guess this is a topic that just boggles the mind a little. Thank you for your comment and kind words, and may the Lord bless you mightily in Jesus mighty name!
      In Christ,
      Brian

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