Genesis 34:30

Genesis 34:30

Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have troubled me by making me obnoxious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and kill me. I shall be destroyed, my household and I.”
Genesis 34:30

I think of the lack of good fathers nowadays when I read this chapter. Jacob, the dad of Simeon and Levi, only looks at how their actions affect him. He also should have laid down the law with his sons.

Proverbs 23:13 says, “Do not withhold correction from a child, For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.” We live in a very entitled time right now where the parents see themselves as their child’s friend instead of as their parents.

I fear for the generation ahead, which has more possessions than they’ll ever need and has everyone fighting their battles for them. When I was writing this, there was just an opinion poll saying 11 percent of parents had called their adult child’s workplace to complain to the boss. We need to raise children in a way they grow up to be decent functioning parts of society. It certainly doesn’t look like Jacob did that. Dads, are you the spiritual leaders of your household?

Praying for godly dads,

Pastor Ron Kitchell