Our churches need committed Christian fathers! Too many families in our troubled nation do not have fathers, and too many fathers who still live with their families have not shouldered their responsibilities as God has commanded. Fathers should commit themselves to bless their children by giving them a secure, positive, spiritually healthy relationship. The presence of committed Christian fathers is crucial to the moral, social, and spiritual progress of our community.
Committed Christian fathers first commit themselves to God. Before God’s law instructs parents to teach their children it says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind,” (Deuteronomy 6:5). Kids need dads who genuinely love God. They can always tell if we really do, because they see us up close every day. Our children will know if we supremely love money, prestige, power, or pleasure just as they will know if we love God. It will be obvious in our voice, in our attitude, in our habits, in our activities, in our priorities, and in our willingness to admit our wrongs. There is no way to be a powerful spiritual influence in the lives of our children apart from a sincere submission to God.