Weekly Verse - June 18th
Today is Father’s Day, and I was blessed to be able to spend the day with both my father and grandfather. I praise God for the godly examples they have been, and continue to be, for me. I have seen proof of this verse in my life:
Proverbs 20:7 “The just man walketh in his integrity: His children are blessed after him.”
Here are my thoughts on this verse:
The Just Man
Someone who has been justified in God’s eyes has been made righteous through Jesus’ blood. This happens when we place our faith in Christ for forgiveness. The father who will be a blessing to his children must first become a child of God. He must first be a “just man”.
Ezekiel 18:9 “[he that] hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.”
Walking in Integrity
Integrity is defined as “moral uprightness”. The ultimate standard for morality is God’s word. God alone defines what is right and wrong. We walk in integrity when we adhere to the moral standard God has set. The father who will be a blessing to his children obeys God’s commandments at every step. He walks in moral uprightness—in integrity.
Proverbs 11:3a “The integrity of the upright shall guide them:”
Blessing His Children
When the just man walks in integrity, his household is blessed. His family is blessed through the blessing he receives. His children can see the godly example of their father, and when they follow his example, they will receive blessings of their own.
Proverbs 3:33 “The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: But he blesseth the habitation of the just.”
If you have, or had, a father who has blessed you, take the time to thank God for him. Also, this way to bless others does not only apply to fathers. Anyone will be a blessing when they are just and walk in integrity. This week, strive to do just that by the grace of God.
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