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10 Bible verses on how to be a good dad

The Bible has much to say about fatherhood and what it takes to be a saintly dad.

  It isn’t easy being a good father in today’s world. Stress combined with the lack of good examples makes it difficult to know if you are doing a good job as a parent or not.One of the best places to look for how to be a good dad is the Bible.   Here are 10 inspiring verses that can help challenge any man desiring to be a good father to his children.
1. FATHERS, DO NOT PROVOKE YOUR CHILDREN TO ANGER, BUT BRING THEM UP WITH THE TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION OF THE LORD. (EPHESIANS 6:4)
2. AS A FATHER HAS COMPASSION ON HIS CHILDREN, SO THE LORD HAS COMPASSION ON THOSE WHO FEAR HIM. (PSALM 103:13)
3. I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM, AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME. IF HE DOES WRONG, I WILL REPROVE HIM WITH A HUMAN ROD AND WITH HUMAN PUNISHMENTS; BUT I WILL NOT WITHDRAW MY FAVOR FROM HIM. (2 SAMUEL 7:14-15)
4. ON THE WAY OF WISDOM I DIRECT YOU, I LEAD YOU ON STRAIGHT PATHS. WHEN YOU
WALK, YOUR STEP WILL NOT BE IMPEDED, AND SHOULD YOU RUN, YOU WILL NOT STUMBLE. (PROVERBS 4:11-12)
5. WERE YOU SAW HOW THE LORD, YOUR GOD, CARRIED YOU, AS FATHER CARRIES HIS OWN CHILD, ALL ALONG YOUR JOURNEY UNTIL YOU ARRIVED AT THIS PLACE. (DEUTERONOMY 1:31)
6. YOUR EVERY ACT SHOULD BE DONE WITH LOVE. (1 CORINTHIANS 16:14)
7. SO HE GOT UP AND WENT BACK TO HIS FATHER. WHILE HE WAS STILL A LONG WAY OFF, HIS FATHER CAUGHT SIGHT OF HIM, AND WAS FILLED WITH COMPASSION. HE RAN TO HIS SON, EMBRACED HIM AND KISSED HIM. (LUKE 15:20)
8. A FATHER’S BLESSING GIVES A PERSON FIRM ROOTS (SIRACH 3:9)
9. NO FOUL LANGUAGE SHOULD COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTHS, BUT ONLY SUCH AS IS GOOD FOR NEEDED EDIFICATION, THAT IT MAY IMPART GRACE TO THOSE WHO HEAR. (EPHESIANS 4:29)
10. THE FATHER OF THE RIGHTEOUS WILL GREATLY REJOICE; HE WHO BEGETS A WISE SON WILL BE GLAD IN HIM. (PROVERBS 23:24)
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