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8 Powerful Bible Verses to Celebrate Father’s Day

As we honour Fathers today, we give thanks to our heavenly Father who, through his Son, showed us the ultimate example of a Father’s love. Children are a heritage from God and parents are God’s stewards to care for, nurture and be His earthly example. From Our Heavenly Father to our super-dads on earth, here are 8 powerful scriptures to salute Dad!

  1. and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place. Deuteronomy 1:31.

“And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20


“I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble.” Proverbs 4:11-12


“The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.” Proverbs 23:24


I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men, but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.”

2 Samuel 7:14-15


As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him. Psalm 103:13


“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4


“The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.” Proverbs 20:7


A Father’s Day Blessing

To Fathers, both biological and adopted, connected by blood and by experience and choice; to those who have been “the perfect father” and to those who may have regrets; to those who are close to their children, and to those who feel like they are a million miles away.  We bless you, on this Father’s Day.  

To those who have been “fathers” to others who are not their children; we need more people like you. To those who have complicated, painful, or non-existent relationships with their children; to those who long to make things right with their children, God’s redemptive power can cross any boundary, any brokenness, any pain; to those who lost their fathers whether recently or many years ago,  we mourn with you today. For those of you who struggled to get out of bed this morning, because of the pain of this day, we love you and are encouraged by your faithfulness.  

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Number 6:24-26.

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