We talked about how important it is for us to respect the Father and having a healthy fear of Him. Our belief in Him should create a reverence and respect for Him. One thing I desire is for our boys to fear the Father also. I want them to have a healthy fear and respect for the Father and His instructions. If we don’t pray for that and teach it, then they may never respect the Father without a lot of heartache along the way.
You remember children and teenagers who made one bad decision after another. That’s now what we should desire for our children. Yet, if we don’t show them how to respect the Father that may be what we end up with. The respect towards the Father will breed respect for others. If they respect others, then more than likely they’ll respect their belongings too.
The lack of fear towards the Father could lead to a lifetime of destruction.
There’s a whole host of issues that we see in society today that stem for no reverence for God. What they don’t believe in, they won’t fear or respect. That falls on our shoulders. We, as parents, are responsible for modeling reverence for the Father to our children. We know that if we don’t, then the world will model the opposite for them.
If you’re not doing so, it’s never too later to start. Generations depend on us. The future depends on the past, don’t start a trend that will take a lifetime to correct.
Father, thank You for showing us when we aren’t being the parent that You desire. Forgive us for not teaching and modeling how to fear You. Help us to model respect for You to our children. We don’t want destruction for them, but if we aren’t careful that’s what we’ll get. Give us wisdom to teach and model a healthy fear for You and Your words. May our kids respect You and respect others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.