Fathers, do not exasperate (irritate or provoke) your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. ~ Ephesians 6:4
The Apostle Paul wrote this message while imprisoned, on behalf of Christ, to encourage believers to advance in their faith, love, wisdom and revelation of the Father of Glory. He wanted those who professed Christ to be different from the world, and live holy and blameless in God’s sight. Paul believed that the relationships we have with our families should be righteous and bring glory and honor to the Lord. It is the obligation of both mothers and fathers to give their children the instruction and correction they need to become lovers of God and doers of the Word. Parents should be examples of Christian character and care more about their children’s salvation than for their jobs or social success. Fathers are to have such love and concern for their children that they would be willing to sacrifice their time and interests to that of training them to love God and hate evil. Thus, ultimately, have eternal life in Heaven and avoid the consequences of eternal life in hell. What an awesome achievement that would be for such a small sacrifice!
Dear Heavenly Father: Thank You for being the wonderful Father that You are and for allowing me to be Your child. Help me to love others, especially my family, with your unconditional love. Forgive me for the times I have been selfish and unloving to my loved ones, and help me to change as I strive to be more like You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Help me Lord to live my life, to glorify Your Name.
That others might see You in me and never be the same.
BBQ RIBS (done right)
Slab of ribs
Dry rub or rib seasoning salt
Favorite BBQ sauce
Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs before cutting the ribs into sections of 2-3 ribs. Sprinkle with dry seasoning and rub into meat. Place ribs in a shallow pan, meat side up. Cover with foil and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Remove foil and bake another hour at same temp. Remove ribs from oven and transfer to hot grill. Baste with BBQ sauce and grill until done (about 15 minutes). Ribs may be cooked in oven day before and stored in the refrigerator until ready to grill.