Wise Fathers

 

Proverbs 4:1-14

 

Not only are fathers to provide for and protect their families, they are also to be spiritual leaders, who wisely guide their families.

 

If you want to be a wise father;

 

1. Give Christ first place.

 

  - Only when a father has a right relationship with the Lord can he have a right relationship with his wife and children.

 

2. Give a good example.

 

  - We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

  - A good example may be more effective than a 100 lectures.

 

3. Give loving discipline.

 

  - Proverbs 13:24

 

  - Proverbs 23:13a  "Do not withhold discipline from a child"

 

  - Proverbs 29:17

 

  - Children need limits.

 

  - Hebrews 12:11