Being a Father is one of the most important roles of a man. They carry their responsibilities of both supporting and protecting their children and wife. A father’s love is very important to a child’s development and father played a bigger role for their children just like what God the father plays the bigger role to us His children. Men, being the father, give shelter and aim to be good providers. It should be his primary goal to protect his children from harm and love them as God loves His children. Being the father of the family, he assures that he can provide for the needs of his children and his wife.
Father is a title given to the man as he is playing a role like our Father in heaven. He has the authority and the powerful protector. God’s role is a life – giver and everyones protector. He is a supreme ruler over the whole universe. Men are subject to take the role of God to protect their children as He protects us His children. Being the man, husband and father, God wants His men to stand up and fulfil their God’s given responsibilities as father to their children. Below are the verses about fatherhood and being a father that will truly enlighten you on how to be a good father by following God’s order.
1 Chronicles 29:17 NIV
I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity .
Deuteronomy 1:29-31 NIV
Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the desert. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”
Joshua 1:9 NIV
…Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Psalm 103:13 NIV
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.
Proverbs 3:11-12 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.
Proverbs 3:32 NIV
For the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
Proverbs 10:9 NIV
The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
Proverbs 17:24 NIV
A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
Proverbs 17:27 NIV
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
Proverbs 23:22 NIV
Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Proverbs 23:24 NIV
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
Proverbs 4:1-9 NIV
A father’s wisdom – “Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father’s son, tender and only [beloved] in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.”
Ephesians 6:2 NIV
“Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)”
Ephesians 6:4 NIV
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Colossians 3:21 NIV
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 NIV
“As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children.”
Hebrews 12:7 NIV
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
Proverbs 20:7 NKJV
The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.
A wise son maketh a glad father.
Fathers, don’t aggravate your children. If you do, they will become discouraged and quit trying.