Landmarks of a Loving Father: Part II
Fathers must be TENDER. Ephesians 6:4 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up [ this word means (5) "to nourish, to provide for with tender care" ] in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (NKJV) Be a hugger, holder, encourager and friend. And, spread it onto mom to, not just the children.
Fathers must be FIRM. Ephesians 6:4 "And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training [this word is neat (7) , it "may be described as training by means of rules and regulations, rewards, and when necessary, punishments. It refers primarily to what is done to the child."] and admonition [by contrast this word means "training by means of the spoken word, whether that be teaching, warning, or encouragement. It refers primarily to what is said to the child."] of the Lord.” (NKJV)
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Fathers must be CHRISTLIKE. Ephesians 6:4 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (NKJV)
1 Thessalonians 2:8b “So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.” (NKJV) We are here on earth for better or worse, why not spend the days of our pilgrimage for the glory of God. We as dads need to lead the way in how to live among this sinful and fallen race in a godly way.
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