Summary: Paul exhorts Father to take due note of the commandment of God to raise his children in a Christian home.
“The Portrait Of A Godly Father”
1. Fathers are to be the Spiritual ELDERS of the home. (v. 4a) Genesis 18:19
2. Fathers, do not EXASPERATE your children. (v. 4b) provoke(rouse) to wrath or anger, irritate Colossians 3:21
i. Develop Correct BELIEF 2 Timothy 1:5; 2:2; 3:14-15
ii. Develop Correct BEHAVIOR Proverbs 19:18; 22:6, 15; 23:13-14; 29:15, 17