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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sundayvotion: 10 Biblical Verses about Fathers

Happy Father's day to all fathers out there! Today's an opportunity to remind them of how much we love them and how much they mean to us. What would our lives be without fathers around us? They are our epitomy strength, discipline  and hard work.

As we celebrate Father's day today, here are 10 biblical verses about fathers that also defines fathers and what their roles are, in the biblical perspective. :)

Fathers are always the head of the family
1. Genesis 18:19  New International Version (NIV)  –
“For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”
Good fathers are encouragers
2. 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 (NIV) -
"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."
Fathers are good examples to their children
3. Proverbs 20:7   (NIV) -
"The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them."
A great father gains his children's respect
4. Proverbs 10:1 (NIV) -
"The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother."
A father disciplines his children
5. Proverbs 3:11 (NIV) -
"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."
6. Proverbs 19:18 New Life Version (NLV)
"Punish your son if he needs it while there is hope, and do not worry about his crying."
Biblical reminders to all fathers
7. Ephesians 6:2, 4 (NIV) -
“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."
8. Colossians 3:21 (NIV) -
"Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged."
Reminders to children on honoring their parents
9. Proverbs 23:22 (NIV) -
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
10. Exodus 20:12 (NIV) -
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."

Happy Father's Day to all amazing dads out there! More power to you all!
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  1. I like #3 Fathers are good example to his children. I guess this is also applicable for us, mothers.

  2. Amen to this! Fathers are LLP - Leader, Lover, and Provider. Happy Father's Day! To the Real Father in heaven be the glory and honor.

  3. Wonderful post, Nilyn! I love these reminders. May the fathers of our kids always have hearts after God's own heart.

    1. Thank you Maan! Yes, that's my prayer! Happy father's day to Job! :)

  4. Love those reminders, I am blessed that God gave me a husband that has good qualities.

    1. THat's wonderful to hear, Mommy Levy!

  5. Thanks for the reminders, I love the number four :-) Happy Fathers Day to Dane

    1. Thank you sis! Happy father's day to hubby as well! :)

  6. Such a great reminder! Thank you Nilyn!

  7. Thank you for the reminders that you have shared. I especially like the third and fourth ones. Really reminded me that dad's play a big role in our lives.

    1. You're welcome sis! :) Yes, dads are great!

  8. Very true that fathers are encouragers/empowerers. In our family it's always my hubby who empowers our kids to reach their maximum potential.


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