Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. Proverbs 4:1-2
One of the greatest downfalls of our society today is the diminished role of the Father. Even if you research it in Psychology, the Father has the greatest influence of the emotional development of a child. The lack of Fathers has created a Pandemic in our society today. There are many reasons as to why this has happened, however the results are catastrophic to the foundation of society
When we look at the Bible, The Father was meant to be the “Spiritual Leader” of the home. The one to guide his family and to lean on during tough times. However most men have either abandoned their role as Father or have become lazy and distracted. The role of the Father is a high calling just like a Mother, however many men have not taken the role seriously.
Of course in order for a Father to share wisdom, they need to obtain wisdom themselves. As the old saying goes “You cant give what you don’t have” If you don’t have any wisdom how can you share wisdom? A Spiritually healthy Father needs to remain close to God to be receiving that Heavenly wisdom
For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Proverbs 4:3-4
Now we live in a broken world, so many of us might not have or had a great Earthly Father. Maybe they abandoned you or let you down. The good news is you have a Heavenly Father that will never leave or forsake You. God is your Father and one day through Christ you will spend eternity with Him
Now us Earthly Fathers, obviously we are not perfect, were going to make mistakes. However strive to do your best, be the best man for your Father and they will love you anyway. Follow the wisdom of God, let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you in all decisions, build your house upon the Rock Jesus Christ! Amen!