And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ (Mark 9:43-48 ESV)
When dads don’t take sin serious they make the Savior look less than precious. Faithful fathers will take sin seriously by making war on the flesh. Christ is more precious than feet, hands, eyes, and anything else we could value. Yet if we treat our sin as worthy of protection and hide them from the penetrating gaze of the jealous God we communicate to our children that God is less than these.
Dads, make war!