“Biblical ways By which A father can Offer Sacrifices To His Children”

“Biblical ways By which A father can Offer Sacrifices To His Children”

Outside of the obvious concept of sacrifice,there are three important areas by which a father can offer sacrifices for his children.

1.Offering a Sacrifice of Thanksgiving
Our main ministry as priests is mentioned in Hebrews 13:15; Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God,that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.(NKJV)

Few are aware of the fact that the best way to lift up people is by giving God thanks for them.
Many children many feel a bit sad lonely and depressed because they did not feel wanted. Without a father showing gratitude to his children,the children are likely to carry with them a spirit of rejection even if the mother shows her love that is often not enough.

 

 

Consider Jesus on the cross.he cried out My “God ,my God, why have you forsaken me”.The father had turned his face from Christ because Jesus became our sin substitute.Here is the point :Jesus’ mother was at his feet weeping and showing her deep love for her son ,but that was not enough! He needed the love and acceptance of the Father! The same is the true of children.

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Mothers can show much love but without the father showing his love, and gratitude the children will feel rejected.

The one warning the apostle Paul gives two fathers is found in two Epistles:Fathers,do not exasperate your children (Eph 6:4)and fathers do not embitter your children or they will become discouraged.(Col 3:21).

Both passages in essence say the same thing. Discussion should clearly show the weakest area among fathers and that is their tendency to “put down” their children. The remedy is simple: give God thanks for them. Learn your hands on your children and pray, “Father God, I want to thank you for my child.”A smile will break across the face of your child. They will know they are wanted.

You might say,”Yeah, that would be easy if I had reasons to give thanks, but my children are not such great kids.”Listen, giving thanks is a sacrifice! Sacrifice! implies doing something that you do not feel like doing. If we felt like it,it would cease to be a sacrifice. Do it Fathers, and you will see the redeeming hand of God work in your children.

2.Offering the Sacrifice of Intercession.

A prince is known for prayer: because Jesus live forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God to him, because you always need to intercede for them.(Heb 7:24-25) Samuel was a priest to Israel and he exclaimed, “As for me,far be it from me that I should sin against the lord by failing to pray for you.”(1sam12-23)

Father’s as priests,You must pray for your children. it is a sin against the lord to fail to pray for them. Job is a great example of one who prayed for his children:

His sons used to take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When a period of fasting had run its course, Job would send and have them purified.Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them,thinking,”Perhaps my children have sent and cursed God in their hearts.”This was Job’s regular custom.(Job 1:4-5)

Job was called the most righteous man in the entire east.He showed his true concern for his children by offering intercession and the Bible says it was his regular custom. He made it a habit to pray for his children.His greatest concern was for their spiritual life.He wanted to make sure they were forgiven if they had sinned or cursed God silently in their hearts.

A critic might say, “All of them were killed in one accident! What good did Job’s prayers do for his children?”

Let’s look closely at his story! In the end, the Bible says,after Job had prayed for his friends,the Lord made in prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had before.(Job 42:10)

How much more was Job blessed in the end? He was blessed twice as much as he had before.Sometimes we may not understand the manner in which prayers are answered,but be sure to know that if you prayed and claimed the benefits of calvary’s cross then God will answer. This is the duty of the father as priest.

3. Offering the Sacrifice of Religious Duty

A priest is the religious leader in the home. He must sacrifice the lamb. That is his job. He must also apply the blood over the mercy seat. So it is with the fathers. Fathers must apply the blood over their family.

Consider the first Passover:Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.(Ex.12:3)

Notice that the father was to pick out the Lamb, it says,”Each man is to take a lamb for his family.” it was the father’s duty to select the lamb and apply the blood over his home.
Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the door frames of the houses where they eat the lambs.(Ex.12:7) This religious act was to be performed by the fathers.

Yet, too often, fathers let their mothers take responsibility for religion in the home! they often send the kids off to church with the mothers,and the fathers stay home to watch television.I believe the failure of fathers to take their religious obligations seriously has weekened Christianity.

Asa priest in your home,sir, you must be the spiritual leader in the family and set an example for your children. You should arise early every Sunday and get your children ready for church. You should lead them to the house of worship. They should see you singing the hymns and praises in your congregation.they should watch you reading the Bible. They should observe you praying! You are the priest!


l therefore advice fathers, men,God has entrusted to us the sustenance and continuation of his reign over the created world. Our failure in this responsibility will be as if God has failed.our families look up to us for direction on how to remain obedient to God and blessed. God is counting on us. So he made us in his image. He has given us all needed tools to succeed in the duty.Above all He has given His only son Jesus Christ who has modelled the perfect fatherhood for us to follow.

Letus therefore cling to Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith and the perfect father.Let us from this massage resolve to regain our positions as fathers in our families and in the society. Let us be home physically,and alive to our responsibilities as men and fathers.Let’s give God every reason to continue to bless our families,our homes and our society.

May we never be found absent from our homes and may we never give the enemy any opportunity to strike or
take over our homes.
 

Shalom…

Question

When last did you offer sacrifies to your children?.

 

Joy Chinonyerem

Joy Chinonyerem is an ardent follower of Christ who believes in Living the Christian Life according to the tenets set by Christ himself. She is passionate about Walking by Faith, as commanded by the scriptures and uses her blog, Walking By Faith Blog, to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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