Happy Father's day to all fathers! We are so proud of you!
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in Him.
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Jesus told this parable to measure our faith.
Parables - Proverbs 1:2-6
2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a]
knowledge and discretion to the young—
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance—
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.
Jesus helps us in our limitation - that's why He explains in the parables. Seek, hear and listen to the word of God.
And the evil one in this parables can be the bird that eats or snatch the seed from the soil. Some people are happy in receiving the word but when persecution comes they withered and faith dies.
Focus on the Lord and don't depend on your emotions when you serve God. Because emotions can go up and down. The message here is that the spirit will give you light and not your emotions.
What will be your reactions if you have persecution in life?
John said - "in this world you will have persecution"
When you're in the Facebook you can spend 3-hours to 5-hrs. But when you read your Bible only 5-mins. and then fall asleep.
The Bible tells us for the love of money (not having money) is the root of all evil. Don't let your blessings became a curse.
1 Peter 2:1-2 1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
1 Thessalonians 4:1 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.
G-od 1st then
R-eflection to yourself not to others.
O-bey be willing to obey
W-orship includes your prayer and fasting. Because even Jesus prays how much more - you?