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Fathers, Teach Your Children 6/17/2012

This message is not just for fathers. It addresses the basic and important truths God's people are called to believe which are outlined in the "Shema" (cf. Deut 6:4-9). The truth of who God is, our proper response to Him and the supreme place of His Word are to be taken to heart by everyone. However, parents are instructed to diligently teach this to their children. Whether deliberately or by default, fathers teach their children lessons. The question is, "Are we teaching the lessons that are most important?" Fathers are not called to make their children happy but satisfied in the Lord. Father's should not strive to give their children self-confidence but confidence in their Lord. Fathers should not teach their children to pursue wealth but godliness. Fathers are commanded to raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord (Eph 6:4). Worldly success is vain and fleeting but godliness is forever.