Father’s Day – Lessons from the Bible

Fathers on your journey through parenthood, remember:

“My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”  (Psalm 121:2)

 

Fathers train your children in the ways of the Lord.

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”  (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  (Proverbs 22:6)

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”  (Ephesians 6:4)

 

Fathers discipline your children for this is a sign of love.

“My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”    (Proverbs 3:11-12)

“He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.”  (Proverbs 13:24)

“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons.  For what son is not disciplined by his father?”  (Hebrews 12:7)

 

Fathers set a good example for your children; lead a godly life.

“…But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  (Joshua 24:15)

“The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.”  (Proverbs 20:7)

 

Fathers be compassionate and encourage your children.

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.”  (Psalm 103:13)

“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”  (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

 

May God bless you as you seek wisdom from His Holy Word.

 

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