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Seven Things About a Fathers Duty

By Fred Myers
Published on Dec 14, 2018

#348 Seven Things About a Fathers Duty

I am Fred Myers the founder of For the Fathers Ministry, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

Count your way to wisdom in number three hundred forty-eight of this series, Seven Things About a Fathers Duty.

Throughout the Old Testament, God tells the story of glory using the metaphor of a husband and wife. Throughout the New Testament, Jesus Christ uses the metaphor of a bride and bridegroom to tell the story of salvation. The whole Bible is taught using the family structure. Fathers have responsibilities to God for their wife and children that far exceeds anything the world requires.

Seven Things About a Fathers Duty:

  1. Fathers need to be a father that children can honor. Children receive blessings for honoring fathers. Fathers make it easy to honor you.
  2. Fathers need to trust God. Abraham was a father to all and received blessings because he trusted God.
  3. Fathers, like Abraham, you are chosen to command your children and your household to keep the way of the Lord, so the Lord can bless you and your children.
  4. Fathers discipline your children such that they can still respect you.
  5. Fathers do not provoke your children to anger.
  6. Fathers do not let the sun go down on your anger for when you do you are giving the devil and opportunity to harm your family.
  7. Fathers love your wife as Christ loved the church in an understanding way showing honor to her so that your prayers for your family and yourself will not be hindered.

Fathers and children are so important to God that the last two verses in the Old Testament tell of a promise to send Elijah to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers.

Fathers stand up, stand faithful, stand in truth, and stand with God, and God will stand with you and your children.

I am Fred Myers, and this is Faith by the Numbers.

It is my prayer that many will count their way to wisdom through this series and find the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Ex 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Eph 6:2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),

Ro 4:16 That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring—not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

Ge 18:19 For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”

Heb 12:7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? Heb 12:8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Heb 12:9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live? Heb 12:10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.

Eph 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Eph 4:26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, Eph 4:27 and give no opportunity to the devil.

1 Pe 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

 

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