Father’s Do Not: Reflection #6

‘Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.’ (Ephesians 6:4). God is Father. We are made in his image and somehow like him in our role as fathers.  That is why fathering is so rewarding to us and so necessary for our children. It is a tough assignment which will demand all that we can give. We will often get it wrong but Father God is with us and for us all the way. He is our helper. We can trust ourselves and our children to the Lord.

Genesis 17 v7

Here is a glorious promise to Abraham which we can claim for ourselves and our children, “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.” (Genesis 17:7).  On the Day of Pentecost, Peter confirmed that this is a God word for us saying, “The promise is for you AND YOUR CHILDREN.” (Acts 2:39).