Dad, Paul says in Philippians that your attitude must be the same as Christ's. Specifically, you should consider others more important than yourself. This includes your family. Father's Day is this Sunday. and there is a special note here for you. It is your responsibility to lead your family toward Christ. In particular, this means that you are the one to lead the way in considering others more important than yourself. The first person that a father must consider to be of greater importance than himself is his wife. The true test of whether this objective is being met is to ask your wife. Does she think that you consider her to be more important than you. Then, the same test holds true for each of your children. Do you delight in showing each member of your family that they are more important than you are? If Christ came to be a servant, this must be how your family thinks of you.
Dad, it is all to easy to communicate that you are the most important person in the family. But, leadership is not about you, it is about serving your family. This is what Jesus does for you.
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