Rules for Fathers
- Fathers are to see that all labor ceases on the Seventh day among everyone in their household, Exodus 20:10.
- Fathers must guard their own souls so they do not forget the things of God, and are to teach them to their children and grandchildren, Deuteronomy 4:9-10.
- Fathers are to teach their children diligently the things of God, no matter what they are doing, Deuteronomy 6:5-7.
- Fathers are to respond to their children’s questions about the laws of Scripture, explaining salvation to them, Deuteronomy 6:20-23.
- Fathers are to memorize God’s Word, and make it a part of their being, tying it to their hands and wearing it as bands before their eyes. These are then taught to their children, no matter what is happening, and they are written on the doorposts and gates, so the days will be multiplied, Deuteronomy 11:18-21.
- All the words of God are to be grabbed hold of by the parents and then the children commanded to follow them with the family, Deuteronomy 32:46.
- God has made it a law that parents learn the laws of God and teach them to their children so that each generation does not forget them, Psalm 78:5-6.
- Fathers have a deep love and compassion for their children, just as God has toward His children, Psalm 103:13.
- Fathers are to instruct their children, Proverbs 1:8.
- Fathers are to teach their children to listen to their instruction, Proverbs 1:8
- Fathers are to teach their children the benefits of following and memorizing their instruction is a reverence and understanding to God, Proverbs 2:1-5
- Fathers are to teach their children the benefit of learning to follow God’s wisdom, Proverbs 2:6
- Fathers must teach children to not forget the laws taught, Proverbs 3:1
- Fathers teach children how to observe and follow the commandments, Proverbs 3:1
- Fathers teach children the benefits obedience to God’s instruction: lengthened days, long life, and peace, Proverbs 3:2
- Fathers teach their children that mercy and truth are the key to finding favor and insights in God and man’s sight, Proverbs 3:3-4
- Fathers teach their children to trust in God and not depend on their own opinions, Proverbs 3:5
- Fathers teach their children to appreciate God’s disciplinary action, and not to become tired of it, Proverbs 3:11
- Fathers teach their children that God disciplines His children, just as a father does his son, Proverbs 3:12
- Fathers teach their children to not let wisdom and purpose depart their foremost thoughts, because they are vitality to the soul and grace to the character, Proverbs 3:21-22
- Fathers teach their children to value their teaching and understand discernment, Proverbs 4:1
- Fathers must teach their children that they are being taught beneficial and valuable instruction, Proverbs 4:2
- Fathers teach their children the value of intergenerational teaching, because it is the key to life, Proverbs 4:3-4
- Children are to be trained (dedicated) in the proper direction, so they remain in that position throughout their life, Proverbs 22:6.
- Fathers should not arouse wrath in their children, Ephesians 6:4
- Fathers are to bring children up in nurture (chastening or punishing) of the Lord, Ephesians 6:4
- Fathers are to bring children up in the admonition (warnings that lead to correct behavior) of the Lord, Ephesians 6:4
Friday, March 13, 2009 4:09 AM