Fathers as Prophets, Priests, and Kings

Here's a good follow-up to my previous post to simplify parenting into 3 main things.  George Whitefield once said, “A man ought to look upon himself as obliged to [his family] act in three capacities:

  • As a prophet, to instruct:
  • As a priest, to pray for and with;
  • As a king, to govern, direct, and provide for them.

How are you doing in these 3 areas?  Which area needs the greatest attention?  In my experience, I tend to place more value on being a prophet and king and less on being a priest for my children.

(HT: Jonathan Dodson)