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28 Must-Read Father’s Day Bible Verses in 2024 You’ll Want To Write In Your Dad’s Card

Once you read these Father’s Day Bible verses, you may scribble one of these scriptures down and slip it in your Father’s Day card.

Father’s day for Christian families holds a deeper significance as it is a day to honor and appreciate the role of fathers in our lives, including our Heavenly Father.

As we all know, God is described as our Heavenly Father in the Bible and these verses serve as a reminder of His love, protection, and guidance for us.

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28 Must-Read Father’s Day Bible Verses in 2024 You’ll Want To Write Into Your Dad’s Card

The Bible is filled with verses that speak to the role and importance of fathers. Here are some important verses from the King James version that offer insights into God’s view of fatherhood:

2 Corinthians 8:18 – “I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters’, says the Lord almighty.”

2 Samuel 7:14-15 – “I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: but my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.”

3 John 1:4 – “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

Colossians 3:21 – “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.”

Deuteronomy 1:31 – “And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.”

Deuteronomy 6:5 – “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Ephesians 6:1-4 – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

Genesis 18:19 – “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”

Hebrews 12:7 – “If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

Joshua 1:9 – “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Luke 11:13 – “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”

Luke 15:20 – “And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.”

Malachi 2:10 – “Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?”

Malachi 4:6 – “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

Matthew 7:9-11 – “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Matthew 23:9 – “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

Numbers 6:24 – “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.”

Proverbs 1:8 – “Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.”

Proverbs 4:11-12 – “I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; And when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.”

Proverbs 17:6 – Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Proverbs 20:7 – “The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.”

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

Proverbs 23:22 – “Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she is old.”

Proverbs 23:24 – “The father of the righteous will be very happy; the one who gives life to the wise will rejoice.”

Psalm 32:7-8 – “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

Psalm 103:13 – “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.”

Psalms 127:3-5 – “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”

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Real-Life Examples of Fathers in the Bible and Their Legacies

The Bible provides numerous examples of fathers whose lives and actions left lasting legacies. Let’s look at a few of these men:

Abraham: The Father of Faith

Abraham is often referred to as the father of faith. His unwavering obedience to God, even to the point of being willing to sacrifice his son Isaac, sets a profound example of trust in God’s plan. His legacy is one of faith and obedience.

Noah: A Righteous Leader

Noah’s story is one of righteousness in the face of a corrupt world. By following God’s commands to build the ark, Noah protected his family and ensured the continuation of mankind. His legacy teaches us about faithfulness and obedience to God’s will.

Joseph: The Earthly Father of Jesus

Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, is a model of humility, obedience, and protective care. Despite the challenges, he accepted God’s calling to raise and protect Jesus, showcasing the virtues of responsibility and sacrificial love.

David: A Man After God’s Own Heart

David, though imperfect, was known as a man after God’s own heart. His story teaches about repentance, forgiveness, and the powerful impact a father’s spiritual life can have on his descendants.

Jethro: A Wise Counselor

Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, was a wise counselor who provided guidance to his son-in-law in leading the Israelites. His legacy teaches us about the importance of mentorship and using our wisdom and experiences to positively influence those around us.

Eli: A Warning of Neglect

On the other hand, Eli’s story serves as a warning against neglecting our responsibilities as fathers. Despite being a priest, his sons did not love the Lord and their actions ultimately lead to the downfall of their family line. This example highlights the importance of not only providing for our families physically but also spiritually.

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How We Can Leave Lasting Legacies As Fathers

Of all the names God could be called, the one He commands us to call him is “Father.”

Honoring fathers is not just about showing respect to our earthly fathers, but also acknowledging and appreciating the role of fatherhood in shaping us into the people we are today.

As we celebrate Father’s Day and reflect on the legacies of fathers in the Bible, let us remember to honor and thank our own fathers for their love, sacrifice, and guidance in our lives.

So whether you have a strong relationship with your father or are still working on mending yours, know that God has given each of us an opportunity to experience His unconditional love through our earthly fathers and father figures.

And as we strive to follow in the footsteps of these biblical patriarchs and be better fathers, let us always turn to God for guidance, strength, and wisdom. After all, He is the ultimate Father and role model for us all.

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful fathers and father figures out there. Your legacy of faith, love, and leadership is valued beyond measure.

God bless you!

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