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1. Hard work pays off, but it doesn’t necessarily pay well.
2. Fathers may not hear everything, but they pick up on stuff fast.
Proverbs 3:12—Because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.3 For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother.4 Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[a] wisdom. Though it cost all you have,[b] get understanding.8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.9 She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”
10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
3. Like Father, like son.
4. Rides to school are very important.
21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Having a relationship with God the Father is very important.
Proverbs 23:22 22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:24 24 The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.