Worldly renowned Mathematician Pythagoras of Samos once said, “Educate the children to not punish the man.” In the Bible, we read, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.
There is a call for educating the children in both secular and biblical literature throughout the ages which can be interpreted by some as fathers having the duty to be fearless when educating their kids.
I happen to be one of those parents, no fear just pure focus and attention.
Much like what is written in 3 John 1:4, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” What is the truth? To me, truth is whatever is always valid, regardless of parameters or context.
By nature, we all error and “fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23. That’s a truth. When my daughter errs or sins, I take the stance, without any resentment or fear, to intervene and show her the right path. I’m proud of that, in fact.
In the natural world, human beings live and die, meaning that we, either we are a Jew or gentile, are terminal. Our days on earth are limited and short. One day, we all are going to pass away. Because the former is the truth, I’m not afraid to spend every single moment with my kid if it was the last. Why not? I ask you boldly!
I’m a man, Christian with a loving heart who isn’t afraid of anything, why should you and I be afraid anyways? “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.
A Godly fearless father does what is necessary to make his household as calm as possible, with no compromise or selfishness ambitions. My daughter, as long as the Lord keeps me living here in earth, will always live in a safe place, never in fear. Part of fatherhood is to be a protector, guardian… I take the former very seriously — I only fear the Lord.
“In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.” Proverbs 14:16.
What is my advice to you? Keep your eyes in the Lord, Love others as you love yourself and in every way, be a courageous MVP dad who provides a calm environment for your children. Your turn.
Peace me with you, my brother in Christ. To God goes all the glory.