Our family is listening to a series by Scott Brown entitled Bible Lessons from the Battlefield of My Father’s Youth.
The first CD is an interview between Scott and his son David as they talk about Scott’s father Bill who fought in World War II as a fighter pilot and especially lessons that Scott’s dad passed down to him from the battle of Iwo Jima. He gives several lessons that a father should be teaching his son so that his boys can become men. I will share a few in a series of blog posts.
#1: Fathers must teach their sons not to waste their youth. There are great battles ahead for young men and they must prepare for these while they are young. John Piper has written about not wasting your life and targets young people specifically. Scott Brown urges fathers to prepare their sons for everything they possibly can because we never know what exact battles we will face in life. We know that boys who become men will face battles for their heart, battles in the culture, battles in the church, battles regarding financial decisions, marriage and in society.
#2: Fathers must walk beside their sons. Walk beside your sons by teaching them constantly, by working together on projects, and nourishing them with God’s Word daily.
#3: Fathers must teach their sons to take the initiative, see the objectives, and take down things that will harm him in his life. Teach your sons to be courageous, decisive and clear about what they want to conquer in their lives.