Teaching the Law of God

August 29 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers

I think one of the greatest problems in the family today is that fathers have abandoned their role. I call them “drop-out dads.” They have become self-absorbed in what team has made it to the play-offs, what the interest rates are doing, what deal they can close before the sun sets, and what pretty young thing has moved in down the block or across the hall at work!

They have abandoned their God-given assignment to lend stability, strength, and character to the home. They have rearranged their priorities and bought into the lies of this world. Some have become workaholics – trying to earn a step up the corporate ladder.

Others come home, glance at the kids, retreat to the bedroom, and escape into a moral sewer on the Internet or television or magazines. Somebody has said, “Well, what they see doesn’t affect them.” If you believe that, you’ve got rooms to rent upstairs unfurnished. Let me ask you a question: Why would any company pay over $1 million dollars for thirty seconds’ time during the Super Bowl if what people see doesn’t affect them?

The father is God’s man for the home. Deuteronomy 6:7 says this is the role of the father: “And thou shalt teach them [God’s law] 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.” If you are a father, please do not abandon your responsibility to your family. You are to be the teacher of God’s Word to your wife and children.

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