As I studied to be a better Proverbs 31 Woman, I realized that I needed a Proverbs 31 Husband to truly be able to be the wife GOD wanted me to be. I had a great role modal for what a Proverbs 31 Man should be in my Father. I just didn’t know how much of a role modal he was until I did this study. Here is a small part of what I learned.
Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
Proverbs 15:20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
King Lemuel learned from his mother and shared it with others. We know this because the verse says his mother taught him. He either wrote it down himself or told someone who wrote it down for us to be reading it and hopefully learning it. A Proverbs 31 man both receives training and trains up others in GOD’s ways.
My earthly father took us to church and talked to us about what the pastor preached on. He would ask us questions and answer any questions we had about the Bible and GOD. Not only did he teach us the Bible and about GOD, but also the day to day things.
Without my fathers help, I would not have learned my address, phone number, how to tell time, or tie my shoes, to list a few of the early things he taught me. He would take the time to help us with homework from school. Later as a teenager in high school, I would not have passed any math classes if my father had not spent many nights helping me with my home work. Teaching is more than just telling someone how to do something. It requires time, understanding of what the one being taught is learning, willingness to not give up on the one you are teaching, and willingness to learn yourself. We cannot teach something we have not learned ourselves first. Fathers, are you taking the time to teach your children anything, or do you think it is a job for mothers only?
Parent teacher meetings are for both parents. In today’s world both parents are working, so the excuse of fathers that they are working at that time and can’t go doesn’t hold water. My father was there and he worked full time. My mother was a stay at home mom, but daddy did not just leave the meetings to her. They went together.
May GOD bless Fathers with wisdom, strength, and patience.