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Discover the Book - Dec. 31, 2007

  • 2018 Dec 31

Godly Dads: Part I

Godly dads like Joseph are full of compassion. Matthew 1:19 “Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man,] and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly.” (NKJV) He planned to put away Mary privately.

Godly dads like Joseph listen to God. Matthew 1:20-24 “But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’ ‘And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.’” (NKJV)

Godly dads like Joseph stay in touch with God. Matthew 2:13-19 “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.’ When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod…” (NKJV)

Godly dads like Joseph demonstrate love to their families. Joseph was a leader in caring. He was a protector of his family: he made decisions for the future of his family going to Egypt.

Godly dads like Joseph work hard to provide for their families. Matthew 2:19 “After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead.’ So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel…Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: ‘He will be called a Nazarene.’” (NIV) Joseph was a leader in God's order for the home. He was a provider: he went to Nazareth and worked.


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