This Father's Day we examine God's call to fathers to teach their children the glorious deeds of the Lord and his commandments. As father's we are primarily responsible for teaching our children God's Word. Our goal is not merely the transmission of facts but knowledge of God that leads to a love for God that directs our children to put all their hope in God.
As fathers we are commanded to raise our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Hence, as fathers we are models and teachers. But are we faithful models and teachers? All of us are teaching our children something, whether we realize it or not. Are we teaching them that Christ and His Kingdom are our supreme treasure or the things of this world are our treasure? As fathers our goal should be to teach and display the beauty and goodness of Jesus and His Word so that our children will know, love and obey the Him.
This Father’s Day, we look at the instructions Paul gives for older and younger men. We see that men are to be a model of good works and practice self-control. The rise and fall of the family and local church rests in part on their ability to do these two things.