February 5, 2017
I want you to see what Psalm 128 has to say about fatherhood.
“Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord. The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.”
What a blessing that would be.
You say, “Pastor, I feel so inadequate.” Well, so do I, friend. That’s the reason I’m glad for Psalm 127:1 which says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.”
I don’t know what kind of family you came from, and I don’t know what your background is. You can’t do anything about your ancestors, but you can certainly do something about your descendants. You can say, “Maybe I didn’t have an ideal home, but thank God I’ve got a church, a pastor and the Word of God, and I can break the cycle. And the Bible says in Psalm 128:6 I’ll see my children’s children. That is, I’m going to see the peace of God upon my children’s children—my grandchildren serving the Lord.”"