- The words of a Godly father.
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit. Proverbs 15:4
- The work of a Godly father.
35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.
12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
1 Corinthians 4:12
10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
2 Thessalonians 3:10
- The worship of a Godly father
8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
1 Timothy 2:8
see Psalm 103