June 1, 2011
THE FATHER OF THE EXODUS
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You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
Five Lessons for Fathers
Children Learn To Love God, or Not, by Watching Fathers
God Commanded Fathers To Command Their Children To Follow Him
Fathers Teach Always, So Always Be Careful about What You Teach
Fathers Teach from Their Hearts Directly to the Hearts of Their Children
Fathers Must Have Absolute Love Joined to Absolute Grace
Teach Your Children. Yahweh commanded the people of Israel to teach His commands. Fathers must diligently talk of God’s commands to their sons when they sit in their house and when they walk by the way and when they lie down and when they rise up (Deuteronomy 6:7).
Fathers Must Discipline.
So we learn more about fathers and their role in daily devotions.
● Being a father in Christ means that you teach your children to follow God.
● Being a father in Christ means that you teach your children when you rise up, lay down, walk in the way, and sit in your house.
● Being a father in Christ means we discipline our children, and if necessary, and they are adults, implement New Testament principles for dealing with so-called believers who bring shame upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Application for Today
Moses delivered the law of God to the people of Israel. God drew special attention to the teaching ministry of fathers. God commanded fathers to teach their children all the time, every day. Every father needs the support of the wife and every family member to cooperate with the father in teaching the children. Are you ready to encourage fathers to teach their children today? As a father, are you teaching your children today?