Bible Summary. Adam was the first earthly father, but the Bible does not depict him as a good father. Job was a good father because he was of God and kept his children in prayer. Abraham was a good father because he set the example of being a man that had total faith in God. A good father fears God and delights in God’s commandments. See below for Biblical commentary and advice on being a good father.
His Family and Kinsmen
Adam, the First Father, But Not a Good Father.
Adam was the first earthly father, but the Bible does not depict him as a good father. There is no mention that he had any type of nurturing relationship with his children. In fact it is noticeably absent that there is no mention that he had any type of relationship with any of his children. Genesis 4:1 depicts Adam as having no direct relationship with his children except being their biological father.
Genesis 4:1, “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.”
Job Was a Good Father Because He Was of God and Kept His Children in Prayer.
The Bible tells us that Job was an example of a good father. Job placed God first in his life and used intercessory prayer in the hopes that God would have mercy on his children. Job dedicated his children to the Lord. Job 1:1 tells us that Job was a father who was perfect, upright, feared God, and avoided evil.
Job 1:1, “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.”
Abraham Was a Good Father Because of His Faith in God.
Abraham was a good father because he set the example of being a man that had total faith in God. He set the example for his descendants as well as all of mankind. Romans 4:16 advises us that father Abraham is an example to his descendants and to us on how a man should live faith and the grace of God.
Romans 4:16, “Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham who is the father of us all,”
A Good Father Fears God and Delights in God’s Commandments.
Psalm 112 tells us that there are two qualification for a good father and a blessed man. Psalm 112:1 advises us that a blessed man fears and gives honor to God always, and he delights in the Word of God.
Psalm 112:1, “Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandment.”