I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. When he does wrong, I will discipline him with a human rod and with blows from others.–2 Samuel 7:14
A father’s role is to look out for his children. Through discipline, he brings them back to the right path and good conduct for their benefit.
Our heavenly Father loves us more than we can truly understand. Even when we think we are headed in the right direction (not knowing that we are not), He steps in and not only warns us but sometimes, steps in and saves us from destruction through our misguided decision.
For children: Love and honor your father, who provides, and looks out for your well being. Make his role as a father, easier by being good kids. If you obey your father and mother, you will please the Lord and extend your life by living according to their advice.
Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.-Exodus 20:12