A radio show that began in the late 40’s eventually made it on to TV in the 50’s. One of the main characters of the family was the Father. The Father was thoughtful and always had wise advice for his children when they came to him with a problem. The entire family looked to him for the answers. The show, of course, was called, “Father Knows Best”. Many of us would have loved to have had such a perfect father. Unfortunately, there are many families today who have not so wise fathers or don’t have fathers at all. We can blame society, the government, or some other source for this rising statistic, but the truth is each human is sinful. We each give in to sin and problems like these arise. Knowing we are so flawed and lack so much wisdom, God in all His wisdom and understanding provides Himself as the only perfect Father we will ever find. As our perfect, loving and wise Father He knew He would be the only one who could provide redemption through His perfect Son. He knew we would need an abundance of His grace to make it through our lives on Earth and for our entrance in to eternity. Read Ephesians 1: 7 – 12.
7 We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him 10 for the administration of the days of fulfillment—to bring everything together in the Messiah, both things in heaven and things on earth in Him. 11 We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.
Our Heavenly Father didn’t just give us enough grace to get by. He “lavished” His grace on us. His grace was prolific, abundant, unstinting, generous, and extravagant. The Bible tells us that God is all-knowing, all-powerful and Holy. Knowing this information, we would be wise to accept His lavish gift of grace that He provides through His Son. After all, my Father knows best!