Too many fathers, even Christian father, are far more concerned that their children live comfortable lives than live a life worthy of God. According to the Apostle Paul, anyone who wants to live a godly life will be persecuted. However, that did not stop him urging his son Timothy to do just that. Paul would much rather that Timothy be godly and persecuted, than ungodly and comfortable. Paul’s reasoning was very simple: godliness results in salvation, ungodliness results in damnation.
Jason Bryan-Brown preaching on Paul & Timothy’s Father-Son Relationship, on Father’s Day, the 4th of September, 2016.