God the Father.
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name," Matthew 6:9
"But if your eyes are unhealthy,[a] your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:23
"Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[a] Father.” Galatians 4:6
Abba means "daddy."
"So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. 20 That, however, is not the way of life you learned."Ephesians 4:17-20
Set yourself apart from the Old way of life. When you come in dirty from the field you take off your dirty clothes and take a shower, but you don't stop there if you plan on going anywhere. You put on clean clothes. We need to clothe ourselves in the new self.
Practical Advice -- and an example to Follow.
“In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry," Ephesians 4:26
"The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;" Psalm 103:8-9
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.5 1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for usas a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." Ephesians 4:31-5:2
Follow God's example. Our goal is for people to see the Father in us.
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
God's standard -- do as God does.
The absolute truth -- God is our standard.
Be like Him.
Obey or break.
The love of the Father overcomes the failures of the children.
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him." 1 John 3:1
World doesn't understand absolute truth.
Until I understand the love of God I won't understand anything else.
The standard is perfection.
"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:48
Perfect means "complete" or "mature."
"But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil." Hebrews 5:14
Grow. Keep growing. Grow toward God. Grow to be like God.
Every day we get a do-over. That's grace!