Ephesian 6:4 “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
Proverbs 20:7 “The righteous who walks in his integrity–blessed are his children after him!”
3 John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
Devotional Thought: Last month we focused on how as mothers we are the ultimate caretakers and reflected on the many aspects of being a mother. In June our theme is fathers. Throughout the Bible, God instructs fathers to bring up their children through discipline and instruction and ensure they walk in the truth. We want to take a moment to look at how we, as mothers, can support the fathers in our family.
Thought/action point: Children are absolutely amazing. They are a huge responsibility but also one of the greatest privileges we have in life. As we parent and rear our children, it is vital that a husband and wife work together to raise their children.
Unfortunately, society has created challenges for fathers from the Biblical standpoint of raising children. God instructs fathers to be the guide for raising their children. However with two working families and a multitude of activities that fatherly role is no longer as strong as the Bible intends it to be. Society has taken away the importance of the father figure being the stronghold.
As mothers, we need to support our spouse in all he does but especially in him being the guidepost for our children. His role is to be the source, provision, correction, and love to our children with his instruction taken directly from the words of the Bible.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father. We know that the road to raising our children and being a Godly man in our sinful world is troubling and hard at times. However, we pray that you are with these men in all they do. We pray that you provide the knowledge and resources for them to learn how to be the Godly men that you want them to be to raise amazing Godly children. Lord, we pray that you guide mothers to support their spouses and be a working team member in helping men be amazing father figures for their children. In your name, we pray. Amen.
Contributed by Jessica Clemens