Daily Archives: May 27, 2011

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A Word to Fathers about Respect

One complaint that is shared by many fathers is that they are not respected by their families.  Some of us, as fathers, tend to think that family life would be much better if our wife and children just showed a little more respect.  But respect does not happen in a vacuum, or on demand. On the one hand, God’s people are commanded to respect the people that God has placed in authority over us.  Fathers meet that qualification—see Ephesians 6:1-3.  But there is also another component of giving respect.  Respect can be won by action.  Hear what Hebrews says about respecting fathers: