The Man, The Husband, The Father – Part 3
Our 360-degree look at Biblical manhood has been building up to this vital point. First, the kickoff in Episode 42 was focused on his fundamental role as “The Man,” then in Episode 44, his duty and responsibility as “The Husband.” Now finally, we have landed on what could be considered one of the most crucial offices he will hold, “The Father.”
Our sovereign God created the family unit with “The Man” as its head to replicate His image in history and carry out His kingdom agenda. Try as much as it may; the culture, being influenced by the enemy of our souls, cannot thwart the purpose and power of our omnipotent God.
While the topic of fatherhood could easily be the focus of several episodes, the hosts of your favorite podcast, being led by Holy Spirit, delved into the subject in this series finale. If it is His will, we will revisit it again in the future.
Brothers, lean in and be refreshed. Sisters, share this episode with your spouses, fiancés, brothers, nephews, or any other males you may know.
All the blessings!
In this episode…
— In what ways does a father’s relationship with his children reflect his relationship with his heavenly Father? [08:14]
- To truly reflect the relationship with his heavenly Father, a man of God who has been called to be a father must ensure that the is in right standing with God by being not just a hearer of the Word but also a doer, so he can raise godly seeds.
- After establishing this relationship, fathers can reflect it through nurturing spiritual growth, discipline/correction, provision, wisdom, and love, specifically, forgiveness.
— “…Fathers, do not provoke your children…”, how can fathers create a flourishing atmosphere for children to grow into maturity–emotionally, physically, and spiritually? [34:07]
- Colossians 3:21 and Ephesians 6:4 both reference this mandate from Holy Spirit through Apostle Paul about not provoking our children, but the last part of Ephesians 6:4 gives insight into how to raise godly seeds so that they are well rounded. “..but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
- Godly fathers should teach their children the principles of God’s Word, and if there be a need for discipline, love must be the primary motivation, for even the Bible tells us that the Lord disciplines the ones He loves.
- Finally, by modeling God’s love and character in the home, biblical fathers can establish a positive and uplifting foundation for their children to flourish.
— List three things you love about being a father and the reasons why. [53:34]
- Having been blessed by our sovereign God to be fathers of Kingdom-minded children, by His grace, the hosts of your favorite podcasts shared some of the things they love about being fathers which includes:
- Giving to their children, just as their heavenly Father gave and continues to give to them – John 3:16 and Luke 12:32, This goes beyond financial resources, and includes love, wisdom, and commitment. Also, more importantly, being a giver eradicates selfishness in the heart of the father.
- Teaching them the Word of God as instructed in Deuteronomy 6:6 and chapter 11 verse 19, because in doing so, they are fulfilling His commandment. See also Proverbs 22:6.