Father’s Day:Inspirational Scriptures For Dad
Dad is perhaps one of the most difficult positions a man can achieve in his lifetime. This title is one that carries weight as well as value beyond measure. Like Mothers, Fathers come in a variety of sorts.
- The stepfather
- The biological father
- The foster father
- The grandfather
- The godfather
- The single father
- Sometimes….the single mother
A Father’s Many Roles & Responsibilities
1. A Father Leads…
Proverbs 20:7New International Version (NIV)
7 The righteous lead blameless lives;
blessed are their children after them.
2. A Father Teaches…
Proverbs 4:1-2New International Version (NIV)
Get Wisdom at Any Cost
4 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention and gain understanding.
2 I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching.
Proverbs 22:6New International Version (NIV)
6 Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Ephesians 6:4New International Version (NIV)
4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
3. A Father Provides…
Matthew 7:9-11New International Version (NIV)
9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
4. A Father Disciplines…
Proverbs 3:11-12New International Version (NIV)
11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
Hebrews 12:7New International Version (NIV)
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?
5. A Father Loves…
Luke 15:11-32New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Lost Son
11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. 25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ 28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ 31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”
Psalm 103:13New International Version (NIV)
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him
To all Father’s out there, know that you are anointed and appointed by the Most High and Heavenly Father. Your role is not one without significance.