TIP 5. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Being a father means being in a position of leadership, and like it or not, every leadership role in life has both rights and responsibilities, for example: You have the God given right as the head of the house, but also the responsibility of ensuring your family follows the correct path in life. Choosing a parenting style that assists you in fulfilling this responsibility is essential, if we are to be a successful dad.
God is our heavenly Father and He has appointed us as men a great task, and that task is to follow His example in raising our children. As fathers we must give an account of our stewardship before God, as to how we fulfilled this high calling. Thankfully we have access to the infinite grace and wisdom of God found in the Bible. This wisdom guides and encourages us as we make a multitude of parenting decisions throughout the years.
Children are a gift from God, on loan from heaven for a time, and we as fathers have the responsibility to prepare them both for life on this earth and life eternal. To ensure that we can do the best possible job in their preparation we need both earthly and heavenly wisdom.
Dads' Call To Action:
Weigh up your actions before you proceed, as to whether they are acceptable in God's sight.
(Galatians 4 v 1)
Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father.