Adam was a father and he raised a family,
Even though he sinned and ate forbidden fruit with Eve.
He worshipped God, and sacrificed on altars made of stone.
He is the father of our race, and Earth was called his home.
Noah was a father and he listened to his God,
Working hard to build a boat to ride upon the flood.
For many years he labored on until the job was done.
He saved the many animals; not one was lost; not one.
Jacob was a father who had trouble with his sons.
Sorrow came upon him when they sold his favorite one.
His Joseph was a blessing as a child and later when
As ruler of Egyptian grain he gave some food to them.
Aaron was a father and the priestly robes did wear.
Leading worship every day before the Lord in fear.
He had a rod that budded, and he held it in the air
For God to bring relief to all the people who were there.
David was a father; a musician and a king.
Many children did he have; to whom he liked to sing.
He praised the Lord, and wrote the Psalms because he loved to pray.
He worshipped God; the same dear God we worship here today.
These men were brave, these men were bold,
they loved, they laughed, they cried.
They held their babies in their arms.
They all grew old and died.
But more than that, they loved the Lord,
with songs; with prayers and praise.
They worshipped Him on Sabbath days.
They searched to know His ways.
By Gerald E. Greene
Copyright 2017, by Gerald E. Greene, All Rights Reserved
Prov. 4:26 “Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.”
It is good to ponder and to consider what we have done and where we are going.
Many people live with no regard to their life’s journey.
The spiritual person takes time to consider these things. You and I should
be cognizant of our position each day. Our spiritual journey is important
to us and we cherish a life led by the Holy Spirit, however humble.
Spiritual Exercise helps us to know where we are and how we are doing. It
brings us closer to Jesus each day and helps us see our sinful condition.
You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give
us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly
change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to
dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used
by God as a sweet aroma to help others.
Prov. 4:19 “The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.”
Spend a moment and think about this proverb. People stumble and never know the reason as they wander in darkness.
The student of the Bible and follower of Jesus has light and sees and
understands when he/she stumbles. And then they learn from it and with contrition and humility seek and receive forgiveness. Life then is more of a blessing and not a curse.
Our walk with Jesus leads us to peace and joy while walking in a broken world of sin and depravity.
Spiritual Exercises of Bible study, prayer and meditation on God’s word changes our lives and the outlook we have.
Prov. 4:13 “Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life..”
Some people don’t like instruction. They want to do everything their own way.
The followers of Jesus are eager for instruction that they might be more effective and live more wisely. These are those who seek to serve and help others who are in need.
The teachable spirit comes about through Spiritual Exercise where the Holy Spirit is invited into the heart to guide and influence for good.
Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.
Did you exercise today with Bible Study, Prayer and Meditation? Share your comments and Praise God.