What does God’s Word have to say to father’s? The following verses give some clear concise instruction:
You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.
A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
2 Corinthians 12:14
Children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
If anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
To Nurture and Love
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children, so that they will not lose heart.
To Discipline and Control
1 Timothy 3:4
He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity.
Examples of Godly Fathers:
Job prays for his children Job 1:5
When the days of feasting had completed their cycle, Job would send and consecrate them, rising up early in the morning and offering burnt offerings according to the number of them all; for Job said, “Perhaps my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually.
Joshua’s commitment, Joshua 24:15
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Abraham’s faithfulness, Genesis 18:19
For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice.
David’s charge to Solomon, 1 Kings 2:1-3
As David’s time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying, “I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man. Keep the charge of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies,according to what is written in the Law of Moses.”
Zacharias Godly example, Luke 1:6
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
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