I am not one to follow traditions, however; there are some traditions that I will give in to. For example; “Father’s Day.” This is a time where the fathers are celebrated. I am not talking about the “dead beats.” I am talking about the “real deal” fathers. I am talking about the men who are after God’s own heart. Who are these men? How do we recognize them? Well according to biblical principles; fathers are “just men” that walk in integrity which enables his children to be blessed (Proverbs 20:7). He does not provoke his children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). If something was to happen to him and he departs the face of this earth, he makes sure that there is an inheritance left for his children (Proverbs 13:22). He is a provider for his home. No one in his home will lack for nothing. 1 Timothy 5:8 says that if he provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. If he is married; he will always set the example of how a man should treat his wife. He will love his wife as Christ loved the church (Ephesians 5:25). He will not be bitter towards his wife (Colossians 3:19), but rather treat her with honor and respect. He will never hurt her because he knows that her body is as his very own body (Ephesians 5:28).
Any man or father who lives by the above principles deserves to be praised! So if you have a man of this statue in your household, hold on to him and celebrate him! Don’t just celebrate him during father’s day season, but celebrate him always… for he is definitely a man after God’s own heart!