Less Anger, More Grace
Updated: Oct 1, 2019
Ephesians 6:4 (NKJV)
4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Most men, including myself, have a potentially dangerous person on the inside of them, ANGER. Anger can often steal the relationships that we cherish the most like our children. When our children see out of control anger at home God's intended home environment begins to deteriorate. Our homes can even become a place of fear driving our families away from us.
The Bible gives us excellent guidance and warnings on how we should raise our children as their earthly fathers. We are to teach our children that out of control anger isn't the way to respond to things when we lose our cool but I believe the more significant issue is how to react when you are angry. When we begin to understand just how much grace God has extended to us, we begin to know how much grace is required to raise our children and have Christian relationships.
2 Peter 3:18 (NKJV)
18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
Yes, we must teach our children discipline just as God instructs us to discipline, but God always gives us a ridiculous amount of grace to go along with it. Even as we lead our children, we must not respond to our children out of anger but react in a way that equips them and shows them the love of God.