Being A Good Father
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If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts [gifts that are to their advantage] to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask and continue to ask Him!
If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!
The father of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) shall greatly rejoice, and he who becomes the father of a wise child shall have joy in him.
And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
Now for the third time I am ready to come to [visit] you. And I will not burden you [financially], for it is not your [money] that I want but you; for children are not duty bound to lay up store for their parents, but parents for their children.
Fathers, do not provoke or irritate or fret your children [do not be hard on them or harass them], lest they become discouraged and sullen and morose and feel inferior and frustrated. [Do not break their spirit.]
One God and Father of [us] all, Who is above all [Sovereign over all], pervading all and [living] in [us] all.
See what [ an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
By this it is made clear who take their nature from God and are His children and who take their nature from the devil and are his children: no one who does not practice righteousness [who does not conform to God's will in purpose, thought, and action] is of God; neither is anyone who does not love his brother (his fellow believer in Christ).
You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom!
Every good gift and every perfect ( free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward [ reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven.
If a man begets a hundred children and lives many years so that the days of his years are many, but his life is not filled with good, and also he is given no burial [honors nor is laid to rest in the sepulcher of his fathers], I say that [he who had] an untimely birth [resulting in death] is better off than he,
A wise son makes a glad father, but a self-confident and foolish man despises his mother and puts her to shame.
Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish and self-confident son is the grief of his mother.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord [as His representatives], for this is just and right.
Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to resentment], but rear them [tenderly] in the training and discipline and the counsel and admonition of the Lord.
For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent.
A father of the fatherless and a judge and protector of the widows is God in His holy habitation.
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers; only for his own sin shall anyone be put to death.
And Jesus said to him, Why do you call Me [ essentially and perfectly morally] good? There is no one [ essentially and perfectly morally] good -- "except God alone.
Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother -- "this is the first commandment with a promise -- "
Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us]. Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so [truly] live?
If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [ in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters -- "[yes] and even his own life also -- "he cannot be My disciple.
Be not as your fathers to whom the former prophets cried, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return now from your evil ways and your evil doings; but they would not hear or listen to Me, says the Lord.
Regard (treat with honor, due obedience, and courtesy) your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land the Lord your God gives you.
My son, hear the instruction of your father; reject not nor forsake the teaching of your mother.
For it is not you who are speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
And the son said to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son [I no longer deserve to be recognized as a son of yours]!
To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].
A self-confident and foolish son is a grief to his father and bitterness to her who bore him.
He who loves [and takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me;
Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and children will take a stand against their parents and will have them put to death.
For whom the Lord loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Now what I mean is that as long as the inheritor (heir) is a child and under age, he does not differ from a slave, although he is the master of all the estate;
- Attitude Towards Your Mother
- Baby dedication
- Bad Parents
- Being A Dad
- Being A Kid
- Death Of A Child
- Discipline Child
- Family Love
- Fathers And Daughters
- Fathers And Sons
- Fathers Love
- Fathers Loving Care
- Fathers Responsibilities
- Fathers, Responsibilities Of
- God's Love For Us
- God, Fatherhood Of
- God, Goodness Of
- God, Perfection Of
- Good Children
- Knowing God, Effects Of
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Love, And The World
- Loving Children
- Loving Your Mother
- Loving Your Parents
- Mothers And Sons
- Mothers Love For Her Children
- Mothers, Responsibilities Of
- Obedient To Parents
- Our Father In Heaven