GOD has created a unique and key role for fathers in His creation. But, we have a major problem today. Nationally, men in general have abandoned GOD’s plan for fatherhood. That’s one of the main reasons we see such devastating trends among the youth in our society today. Our prisons are filled mainly with people who come from fatherless homes. And most of those that did have a father had very poor examples for a dad. Every father has a choice to make about what kind of dad he will be. In every man, there is enormous potential for good and for harm. GOD’s desire is that all men will come to saving faith in His Son and become the father He’s called them to be. This morning I want to talk to dads and inform them of GOD’s expectations for the father in raising a child.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Dads, your children need to be trained, and there is a world of difference between teaching and training.