Barnabas: A Good Example For Us On Father’s Day

Tomorrow is Father’s Day….A day to recognize and express our appreciation to our Dad’s but also, a time for us Dad’s to commit ourselves to being the Father’s and men God wants us to be.
A great example for us is Barnabas. In Acts 11:25, the Bible says of Barnabas, “Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and strong in faith. And many people were brought to the Lord.”
Barnabas was a good man. At times, we may be talking with someone and a person’s name comes up. We may ask, “what do you know about him?” The other person may respond, “He’s a good man.”
What does it mean that a man is a “good man.” It means he’s honest, he’s trustworthy, doesn’t gossip… it may even mean he’s a Christian… “He’s a good man.”
Barnabas was “full of the Holy spirit…” This means Barnabas was living a spirit-filled life. This phrase may be more significant than the one that says he was a “good man.” Barnabas was a spirit-filled man.
A spirit-filled man is led by the Spirit of God. A spirit-filled God manifest the fruit of the spirit in his life.
But also, Barnabas was “strong in faith.” This meant Barnabas had a strong faith in God.
Men… if someone asked someone else about us… what would they say? Would they say, “He’s a good man… a spirit-filled man… a man who loves the Lord?” Hopefully they would.
If they couldn’t then we need to address that. We need to be men who have a strong walk with the Lord and live a spirit-filled life.

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