Who truly is a spiritual father, now that we have the emergence of so many. How do we identify a true spiritual father?

Of Timothy we are told –2Tim.1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.)

Meaning it wasn’t Paul that brought Timothy to faith, but he only circumcised him.

Of Hezekiah we read – 2Chron.29:1 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old,

2And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done.)

But we know that his father was Ahaz,(an idolatrous king),he was the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah. But here we are told David was his father.

so then how did David became his father? just like Paul becoming Timothy’s father.

Could it be that true fathering is the one that opens you up to the true will of God for your life ? I mean could it be the man that truly opens up the scriptures to your understanding, and guiding you on the way you should go ?

Could it be the man that weaned you away from religiosity to true Christianity, and so identifying your sonship in Christ ? Who is a true spiritual father. ?

Am still wondering how David became Hezekiah’s father. For we do know that Ahaz was his biological father .

We have so many laying claim to this Grace today .

But how do we truly identify a true spiritual father.

Just as so many are lost because of its abuse and rejection.

But if Paul will call Timothy my son, I don’t know what Timothy will refer to Paul, my course mate Paul ?

Oh no, it must be my brother Paul for we are all brethren in the Lord , Yes!

just pondering!