Father, Dad, Papa

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We may call him “Father” or “Papa” or “Dad” or something else but no matter what name we use, he is one very important and influential  person in our lives.

He is to be our provider, mentor, teacher, discipliner, defender and protector.  As head of the family, he is to be an example of God’s love for all of us as our Heavenly Father.   Of course, there is no perfect Father except God but if we have an earthly father with integrity who loves us and guides us along the right path, then we are truly blessed.

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

Proverbs 3:11-12
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.

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Colossians 3:21
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Hebrews 12:7
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?

Proverbs 20:7
A righteous man who walks in his integrity; How blessed are his sons after him. (NASB)

It’s a tough job.  So let us thank our Heavenly Father and give our earthly one a treat this Father’s Day (Sunday  17th June).


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