Messages for a Father from the Bible
A Father’s Character
“Honesty lives confident and carefree,
but Shifty is sure to be exposed.”
(Proverbs 10:9, MSG
“He who has knowledge
spares his words,
and a man of understanding
has a cool spirit.”
(Proverbs 17:27, AMP)
“Don’t fail to correct your children.
You won’t kill them by being firm,
and it may even save their lives.”
(Proverbs 23:13-14, CEV)
“Hearken unto thy father
that begat thee,
and despise not thy mother
when she is old.”
(Proverbs 23:22, KJV)
A Father’s Temper
“Fathers, do not irritate and provoke your children to anger,
but rear them [tenderly]
in the training and discipline
and the counsel and admonition
of the Lord.”
A Father’s Patience
“do not provoke or irritate or fret your children,
lest they become discouraged and sullen
and morose and feel inferior and frustrated.
[Do not break their spirit.]“
“My son, do not hate the Lord’s training.
Do not object when He corrects you.
The Lord trains those He loves.
He is like a father
who trains the son he is pleased with.”
A Father’s Testimony
Tell it to your children,
and let your children tell it to their children,
and their children to the next generation.”
A Father’s Treasure
“Don’t you see that children are God’s best gift,
the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior’s fistful of arrows
are the children of a vigorous youth.
Oh, how blessed are you parents,
with your quivers full of children!
Your enemies don’t stand a chance against you;
you’ll sweep them right off your doorstep.”
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