GEN. 18:19


Gen 18:19 For I know him, that he

          will command his children

          and his household after

          him, and they shall keep

          the way of the LORD, to do

          justice and judgment; that

          the LORD may bring upon

          Abraham that which he hath

          spoken of him.


A Father's Responsiblity:


To many fathers today are sherking

their responsibility.


Young men are fathering children

with no love or sense of



Society says we should kill the baby

and let the man (and woman) off the

hook. Pretend it didn't happen.


God has a better plan. That men live

up to their responsibility.





     A. Very first responsibility we

        all have is to our creator.


Luke 14:26‑27 26 If any man come to

              me, and hate not his

              father, and mother,

              and wife, and

              children, and

              brethren, and sisters,

              yea, and his own life

              also, he cannot be my


              27 And whosoever doth

              not bear his cross,

              and come after me,

              cannot be my disciple.


If we love anything or anyone above

our love for God our priorities are

out of line.





     A. He is to leave his father

        and mother and cleave to his

        wife and they two are to

        become one life for Christ.


Gen 2:23‑24 23 And Adam said, This

            is now bone of my bones,

            and flesh of my flesh:

            she shall be called

            Woman, because she was

            taken out of Man.

            24 Therefore shall a man

            leave his father and his

            mother, and shall cleave

            unto his wife: and they

            shall be one flesh.



     B. He is responsible to care

for his parents when they cannot

care for themselves.


We are depending on the government

to take care of our older people and

it is not the responsibility of the



Gen 47:12 And Joseph nourished his

          father, and his brethren,

          and all his father's

          household, with bread,

          according to their



1 Tim 5:16 If any man or woman that

           believeth have widows,

           let them relieve them,

           and let not the church be

           charged; that it may

           relieve them that are

           widows indeed.


1 Tim 5:8  8 But if any provide not

          for his own, and specially

          for those of his own

          house, he hath denied the

          faith, and is worse than

          an infidel.

           9 Let not a widow be

          taken into the number

          under threescore years

          old, having been the wife

          of one man,





     A. To be her lover


Pr 5:18‑19 18 Let thy fountain be

           blessed: and rejoice with

           the wife of thy youth.

           19 Let her be as the

           loving hind and pleasant

           roe; let her breasts

           satisfy thee at all

           times; and be thou

           ravished always with her



God provides for the natural desires

of men and women in the marriage.


Men and women today are not

satisfied with God's plan.


     B. To love her


Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives,

         even as Christ also loved

         the church, and gave

         himself for it;


The four letter word is love not lust.


Lust will not last.


Love will never fail.


Love is not the usual reason for

marriage. ‑lust is‑


Love comes after years of living



Giving and receiving.

Learning what makes her smile, how

to please her, how to help her

accomplish her goals, how to

encourage her when she is



Every person on earth is different

and your wife is not just another

pretty face she is that and much



She is an individual that over the

years you will get to know and

appreciate for her own unique set of



Success does not come into marriage

without work.


Have you taken the time to realize

what really makes your wife happy.




     A. To Teach them


Deut 6:7 And thou shalt teach them

         diligently unto thy

         children, and shalt talk of

         them when thou sittest in

         thine house, and when thou

         walkest by the way, and

         when thou liest down, and

         when thou risest up.


     B. To train them


Pr 22:6 Train up a child in the way

        he should go: and when he is

        old, he will not depart from



     C. To provide for them


2 Cor 12:14 Behold, the third time I

            am ready to come to you;

            and I will not be

            burdensome to you: for I

            seek not yours, but you:

            for the children ought

            not to lay up for the

            parents, but the parents

            for the children.


     D. To nurture them


Eph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not

        your children to wrath: but

        bring them up in the nurture

        and admonition of the Lord.


Chasten them.


Prov 13:24 He that spareth his rod

           hateth his son: but he

           that loveth him

           chasteneth him betimes.


Prov 19:18 Chasten thy son while

           there is hope, and let

           not thy soul spare for

           his crying.


Prov 22:15 Foolishness is bound in

           the heart of a child; but

           the rod of correction

           shall drive it far from



Prov 23:13 13 Withhold not

           correction from the

           child: for if thou

           beatest him with the rod,

           he shall not die.

           14 Thou shalt beat him

           with the rod, and shalt

           deliver his soul from



Prov 29:15 The rod and reproof give

           wisdom: but a child left

           to himself bringeth his

           mother to shame.



Does Dr. Spock have more wisdom than



     E. To love The


Eph 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not

        your children to wrath: but

        bring them up in the nurture

        and admonition of the Lord.


control with love


1 Tim 3:4 One that ruleth well his

          own house, having his

          children in subjection

          with all gravity;


Wives are to love the children and

so are the fathers.


Tit 2:4 That they may teach the

        young women to be sober, to

        love their husbands, to love

        their children,


Col 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your

         children to anger, lest

         they be discouraged.





You may say well I did not have a

chance. My father did not love me.


We all have a loving father.


Matt 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that

           labour and are heavy

           laden, and I will give

           you rest.


Luke 15:11‑32 The parable of the

prodigal son


Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the

         door, and knock: if any man

         hear my voice, and open the

         door, I will come in to

         him, and will sup with him,

         and he with me.

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