Honoring Our Father — Sunday Thought For The Day
The actor Sidney Poitier, once said: “I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life.” What a powerful statement and commitment of intent. But with that said, should we who are Christians not commit to the same with regards to our Heavenly Father?
Imagine if we who are Christians lived the intent of Poitier’s statement, i.e., “[To] do nothing that did not reflect positively” on our Heavenly Father. Imagine the impact we as Christians could have on the world if we were committed that ideal.
We ask of God and we expect of God, but should we not seek to please Him by obeying Him? Father’s Day is the day we honor our earthly fathers, but should we not commit to honor our Heavenly Father every day to show our thanks for what He did for us?
Responsible earthly fathers love us, they provide for us, they example love for us, and they example propriety for us.
But only one “Father” loved us so much that He gave His “Only begotten Son” to be the sacrifice for our sins so that through Jesus Christ, His Son, we could have forgiveness for our sins and spend eternity with Him in heaven.
We must ask ourselves, should we not commit to live our lives to the best of our ability, by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit to bring honor to our Heavenly Father?
READ: Micah 6:6-16
6 Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
9 The Lord’s voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here