THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FATHER – PART TWO [7.] TEACH AND TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN Deuteronomy 6:6 -7 – And these words which I command you this day shall be in your heart. And you shall carefully TEACH THEM TO YOUR SONS… Proverbs 22:6 – TRAIN UP A CHILD in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it. [8.] PROVIDE FOR YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN. 1st Timothy 5:8 – But if anyone DOES NOT PROVIDE for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. [9.] PROTECT YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN. Nehemiah 4:14 – After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILIES, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” DON’T be passive as ungodly or unreasonable relatives disrespect, harass or abuse your wife and children. [10.] PROMOTE YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN. To promote is to help or encourage (something or someone) to develop, increase or flourish. It’s also to change the rank or position of (someone) to a higher or more important one. One way as a husband and father you can promote your wife and children is by using your words to prophesy and bless them. Ephesians 5:25-28 – MSG – Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. HIS WORDS EVOKE HER BEAUTY. Everything he DOES and SAYS is designed to bring the best out of her.. Genesis 49:1 – Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around. I want to TELL YOU what you can expect in the days to come.” [11.] DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILDREN. Proverbs 13:24 – He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him DISCIPLINES HIM PROMPTLY. 1st Samuel 3:11-13 – Then the Lord said to Samuel, “I am about to do a shocking thing in Israel. I am going to carry out all my threats against Eli and his family, from beginning to end. I have warned him that judgment is coming upon his family forever, because his sons are blaspheming God and HE HASN’T DISCIPLINED THEM. [12.] GOD IS THE PERFECT FATHER AND EXAMPLE; FOLLOW HIM. 1st Kings 11:6 – Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and DID NOT FULLY FOLLOW the LORD, as did his father David. 1st Kings 18:21 – And Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, FOLLOW HIM; but if Baal, follow him.”…


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