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BE A GOOD FATHER

June 25, 2016

Saturday

 

Deuteronomy 1:31

 

and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place.’

 

LESSON

 

The most subtle danger for Israel was the possibility that they might doubt the gracious guidance of God and His willingness to fulfill His promises. It was to become the besetting sin of Israel that they doubted the active and providential sovereignty of Yahweh in every crisis God’s people still face the temptation to judge God’s motives on the basis of circumstances. We may sometimes wonder if He “hates” us when we experience sickness, shortages, and other sufferings.

There is nothing of which men know less than of themselves. They do not understand how their own characters are formed; they stand in great doubt as to their own moral states before God. They cannot judge or take account of themselves, much less of their fellows. It is a great comfort to know that there is One who perfectly knows all that is in us, and all that concerns us, and who will take us for just our real worth. It is a comfort to trust in God. Oh, when a little child is weary, marching through a desert towards his home, when he feels that he has no longer strength to travel, nor wisdom to direct his way, how glad is he to have his father take him in his arms to rest him! And when the child, just before falling asleep, raises his eyes for one more glance at the face above him, and sees it firm and calm and set for home, how sweetly he resigns himself to slumber, confident that all is well!

 

Memory Verse: Colossians 3:21

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