The Measure of a Father

The Measure of a Father

The measure of a father is based in his measure as a husband and as a man who submits himself to God.

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There are a lot of things we get to choose. We choose our house, our car, our occupation. We can change these choices. God chose our children for us and we only get one shot. Dads don’t always have the confidence to lead as God does because we know our own faults.

Dads question themselves. Do I work too much? Do I not work enough? Do I give enough time to my children? Do I do too much? Do I spend enough time with my wife? Do I neglect my children for my wife? Do I spend enough time with each child? Do I train each child in the way he should go? Do I prepare them for success?

Where is the balance?

To be a good father, you need to be a good husband. To be a good husband, we need to be a good man. To be a good man, you need to follow God. Your children’s lessons will be learned through watching your actions and listening to your words. Children relate the love of their earthly father with the love of their Heavenly Father.

Handle anger appropriately.

Titus 1:7
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre

Ephesians 4:26 Be angry, and sin not.

Father in a Godly way.

1 Timothy 3:4
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity

Demonstrate Godliness

1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach

Proverbs 16:21
The wise inherit shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Pub 6/26/22