ESV - 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
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For a parent to leave their family, or worse, their child, is not only recognized as a sin by the Bible [1 Timothy 5:8] but also as a generally bad thing to do, even without taking religion, faith and beliefs into the equation. As a quote from the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama: “What makes you a man isn’t the ability to conceive a child; it’s having the courage to raise one." For anyone whose parent(s) have left them, thankfully we always have the accepting God, who will never hesitate to take in a believer and care for them as a mother or a father would. 1 Timothy 5:8 "But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."
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