Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about being a good father. Raising a child is not an easy task. Both the father and the mother must be up and doing to ensure that they raise Godly children. There is a clear difference between being a good man, a good husband, and a good father. A man becomes a good husband by effectively performing his duties to his wife. But that doesn’t make him a good father yet. Until he start having children and he equally discharge his duties as expected from him to the children.
While the duty of the mother is to make the home and ensure things are in order, a good father is an enforcer of the things that are right in his home. He ensures that the children are properly brought up through discipline and teachings. It is hard for a woman to play the role of a good father. The scripture said train up a child in the way that he should go so that when he grows he wouldn’t depart from it. A good father ensures that the children follow the right path to life.
There are so many examples of good and bad fathers in the scripture. A good father must not be too busy to take care of his home and his children. He must not be too occupied not to notice any abnormalities in the children. Eli was a great priest of God, but he failed as a father. He failed in his duties as a father and the nemesis cost him his life and that of his children. All through the scripture, the role of the father can not be overemphasized. We have compiled a list of 20 bible verses about being a good father to help us understand the importance of being a good father and how to become one.
1. Proverbs 20:7
The lovers of God will walk in integrity, and their children are fortunate to have godly parents as their examples.
2. Proverbs 4:1-2
Listen to my correction, my sons, for I speak to you as your father. Let discernment enter your heart and you will grow wise with the understanding I impart. My revelation-truth is a gift to you, so remain faithful to my instruction.
3. Proverbs 22:6
Dedicate your children to God and point them in the way that they should go, and the values they’ve learned from you will be with them for life.
4. Matthew 7:9-11
“Do you know of any parent who would give his hungry child, who asked for food, a plate of rocks instead? Or when asked for a piece of fish, what parent would offer his child a snake instead? If you, imperfect as you are, know how to lovingly take care of your children and give them what’s best, how much more ready is your heavenly Father to give wonderful gifts to those who ask him?”
5. Proverbs 3:11-12
My child, when the Lord God speaks to you, never take his words lightly, and never be upset when he corrects you. For the Father’s discipline comes only from his passionate love and pleasure for you. Even when it seems like his correction is harsh, it’s still better than any father on earth gives to his child.
6. 2 Timothy 3:15-17
Remember what you were taught from your childhood from the Holy Scrolls which can impart to you wisdom to experience everlasting life through the faith of Jesus, the Anointed One! Every Scripture has been written by the Holy Spirit, the breath of God. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness. Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature and perfectly prepared to fulfill any assignment God gives you.
7. Proverbs 14:26
Confidence and strength flood the hearts of the lovers of God who live in awe of him, and their devotion provides their children with a place of shelter and security.
8. Psalm 103:13
The same way a loving father feels toward his children—that’s but a sample of your tender feelings toward us, your beloved children, who live in awe of you.
9. 3 John 1:4
It is the greatest joy of my life to hear that my children are consistently living their lives in the ways of truth!
10. Proverbs 17:6
Grandparents have the crowning glory of life: grandchildren! And it’s only proper for children to take pride in their parents.
11. Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.”
12. Deuteronomy 20:4
“For the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”
13. Proverbs 28:1
Guilty criminals experience paranoia even though no one threatens them. But the innocent lovers of God, because of righteousness, will have the boldness of a young, ferocious lion!
14. Proverbs 24:5-6
Wisdom can make anyone into a mighty warrior, and revelation-knowledge increases strength. Wise strategy is necessary to wage war, and with many astute advisers you’ll see the path to victory more clearly.
15. Ephesians 6:4
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
16. 1 Timothy 5:8
But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel.
17. Ephesians 5:25-28
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for it. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
18. Joshua 24:15
And if it seems evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
19. Matthew 5:48
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
20. 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.