It is Much Easier to Become a Father than to be One

By: Lee Larsen

"It is much easier to become a father than to be one." Now isn't that the truth! What does God say about being a father?

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. But God goes even further in His instruction to us.
— Ephesians 6:4
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
— Hebrews 13:4
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
— Genesis 2:24
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
— Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
— 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
— 1 Corinthians 7:2

As our society moves farther and farther from God in Christ Jesus, we lose our divine guidance. Our creator knew what was needed to keep us from harm. So out of love for us He handed down His words for us to follow, He sent His Son to physically show us by example, and finally His Spirit to be our watchful companion. God has always had the solution to our problems. The fact is, that in Him the problems never existed in the first place. We all need to come together and show everyone around us the love and kindness of our Savior Jesus Christ. It is through this that the Holy Spirit can enter in and open hearts and minds to the ways of the Lord! 

Lee Larsen is the Ministry Coordinator at Acts 1:8 Ministry®. Lee's strongest and most personal blessing comes from the many “God Moments” that are created through Acts 1:8 Ministry's Christian Kindness outreach; a vivid reminder that our Lord and Savior is right beside us. Learn more about Christian Kindness.