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A Good Father – Unsung, Unpraised, Unnoticed – Be The Leader Your Family Needs

Billy Graham once said, “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.”

Billy Graham is so right about fathers. Society has long tried to downplay the importance of fathers in the family. We see this in the media. Fathers are portrayed as buffoons!

That was not God’s plan for fathers as the leaders of the family. God, by example, shows a man how to be a good father to his family.

A Good Father – Unsung, Unpraised, Unnoticed - Be The Leader Your Family Needs

A Father Loves His Children

God loves each of us so much. We are his children. What a perfect example for a man to follow. Loving his family the way God loves us.

Luke 11:13 Look, all of you are flawed in so many ways, yet in spite of all your faults, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to all who ask!

A Father Protects His Children

There is so much evil in this world. Fathers are given a grave responsibility to protect their family. Loving God first prepares a father to protect his family. He prays for them and worships with them.

Romans 8:28 We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.

A Good Father – Unsung, Unpraised, Unnoticed - Be The Leader Your Family Needs

A Father Provides for His Family

A father provides for his family’s needs just as God provides everything we need.

James 1:17 Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. He is consistent. He won’t change His mind or play tricks in the shadows.

A Father Teaches and Trains His Children

Just as God disciplines us, a good father will discipline his children. God teaches us lessons. And so it should be with fathers. A good father will lead by example.

Ephesians 6:4 And, fathers, do not drive your children mad, but nurture them in the discipline and teaching that come from the Lord.

God has also shown us, wives and children, how to follow husbands and fathers in the family. Respect goes a long way in building up a strong family. Parents must work together in raising a family.

The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. But it wasn’t until 1972 that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.

Take time today to honor your father.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

 

 

A Good Father – Unsung, Unpraised, Unnoticed – Be The Leader Your Family Needs