A child is not likely to find God as a Father unless he finds something of God in his father.
Simple, but profound isn’t it? I’m amazed how much time fathers spend providing the necessary life needs of his family. It takes more work and longer hours to accomplish this and most dads that I know, willingly make that sacrifice. Yet that doesn’t seem to be the greatest concern on the heart of God the Father. His concern is a bit different.
Deuteronomy 8:10–13 (NLT)
10 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
11 “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. 12 For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, 13 and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful!
Read this next Scripture carefully:
Psalm 127:1–2 (NIV84)
1 Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 In vain you rise early and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.