Fathers And Guardians
“Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me.”
– 1 Cor.4: 15-16
The word Father means a begetter, the one who gives life; the Source.
Hence it is required that a man serves as the Leader in the home by being a valiant pursuer and initiator. It’s in his DNA.
A man must never give up or resign himself to a position of impotence! He is the Seed-Bearer. Remember, his sperm is the source of all living!
Hence, it is required in true and responsible fathering that Dad does not defer parenting solely to the mum. While the mum instructs and grooms, the father models the acts and the predicted outcome.
A Dad must never see his wife as a competition but remain secured in his role as the ‘ultimate role-model’ one that the children look up to and aspire to be like. (1 Cor.4:16 – “Therefore I urge you to imitate me.”)
Oh, that once again the Lord will please give the earth the gift of such fathers!
Our Father in heaven we ask your help in the name of Jesus:
May fathers focus on their strength and God-given assignment rather than be distracted by competing with the women in their lives; May they neither be abusive nor mislead their families.
That they will so display the character of Christ before their families and so raise their children above societal dysfunctions.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.