In a society of diminishing respect for God and His design we need all the more to be reminded of the importance of God-centered honor in our homes.

God considers the honoring of parents by their children to be of great significance. It is a commandment of God: “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise)” (Eph 6:2).

Since the father has been charged by God as the representative steward of his family, having primary responsibility to guide them, it is of very high importance that fathers lead their children properly.

God blessed Abraham as “the father of us all” (Rom 4:16) and said concerning him: “For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring to Abraham what he has promised him” (Gen 18:19). This is the responsibility of fathers, to lead their children and households after them to keep the way of the Lord.

The following link shares a prayer that was prayed at Trinity Bible Church on Father’s Day, 2013: A Father’s Day Prayer