My parenting years are passing rapidly. When my son was born I remember saying that soon he’d be graduating college. The first three weeks flew by with unbelievable quickness. Now he’s eight. As the time flies by, I often doubt whether I am doing enough to model biblical manhood for him. This post is a brief reminder to myself that the Scriptures need to be central in our homes, especially if we desire for our children to find salvation and grow in the grace of Christ.
- 2 Tim 3:15 states “and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” You and your family will not be able to maintain a robust faith in Christ without being grounded in the word. The following verse explains how that works out (teaching, reproof, correction, etc. ESV)
- While Paul is writing to a young pastor in this letter, the principles of leadership and pastoral care are the same for fathers and their families. 2 Tim 4:1-2 states that we should preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” (ESV)
As Christian men who will give an account to God with the things he’s entrusted us, laziness and a lackadaisical attitude are not optional when it comes to leading our wives and children in Christ. We will reap what we sow. Am I spending time with them in the word? Am I making the most of every opportunity, praying with them and teaching my kid how to approach God?
Due to the fact that I battle ADD, it’s challenging for me. I’ve always had a hard time with catechisms. Lately I’ve been trying to simplify things. As I flesh that out, I’ll share with you some tips that have begun to work (or not work) for us. Below are some links for resources I’ve been considering.