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  Dads / Fathers Bible Quotes & Promises
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-- Definitions & Meanings

Bible Quotes
Like as a father pitieth his children, the LORD pitieth them that fear him. 
(Psalm 103:13) ESV

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
(Proverbs 13:24) ESV

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
(Proverbs 22:6) ESV

And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
(Matthew 23:9) ESV

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

Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
(Colossians 3:21) ESV

For you know how, like a father with his children,
(1 Thessalonians 2:11) ESV

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. Honor widows who are truly widows. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, ...
(1 Timothy 5:1-25) ESV

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
(1 Timothy 5:8) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.
--Lenny Kravitz - American Musician Born May 26, 1964 

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
--Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Colombian Novelist Born March 6, 1927

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me much more important than what I did in the business.
--Tom Bosley – American Actor Born October 1, 1927

Child-rearing is my main interest now. I'm a hands-on father.
--Sean Penn – American Actor Born August 17, 1960

Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.
--Michael Reagan - Born: March 18, 1945 

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
--Tatum O'Neal – American Actress Born: November 5, 1963

I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
--Sammy Davis, Jr. –American Entertainer Born: December 8, 1925 Died: May 16, 1990

I'm a father; that's what matters most. Nothing matters more.
--Gordon Brown – British Politician Born: February 20, 1951

I'm a father. It isn't just my life any more. I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or seeing his father completely smashed.
--Billie Joe Armstrong – American Musician Born: February 17, 1972

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
--Anne Sexton - American Born: November 9, 1928 Died: October 4, 1974

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
--William Shakespeare –English Dramatist Born: April 26, 1564 Died: April 23, 1616

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
--Pope John XXIII – Italian Clergyman Born: November 25, 1881 Died: June 3, 1963

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad.
--Beau Bridges – American Actor Born: December 9, 1941

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
--Errol Flynn – Australian Actor Born: June 20, 1909 Died: October 14, 19594

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Fathers and  the Bible

Israelite history reveals that the father was to be diligent in instructing his children in the ways and words of the Lord for their own spiritual development and well-being. The father who was obedient to the commands of Scripture did just that. This brings us to Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” To “train” indicates the first instruction that a father and mother give to a child, i.e., his early education. The training is designed to make clear to children the manner of life they are intended for. To commence a child's early education in this way is of great importance.

Ephesians 6:4 is a summary of instructions to the father, stated in both a negative and positive way. “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” The negative part of this verse indicates that a father is not to foster negativity in his children by severity, injustice, partiality, or unreasonable exercise of authority. Harsh, unreasonable conduct towards a child will only serve to nurture evil in the heart. The word “provoke” means “to irritate, exasperate, rub the wrong way, or incite.” This is done by a wrong spirit and wrong methods—severity, unreasonableness, sternness, harshness, cruel demands, needless restrictions, and selfish insistence upon dictatorial authority. Such provocation will produce adverse reactions, deadening children’s affection, reducing their desire for holiness, and making them feel that they cannot possibly please their parents. A wise parent seeks to make obedience desirable and attainable by love and gentleness. 

The positive part of Ephesians 6:4 is expressed in a comprehensive direction—educate them, bring them up, develop their conduct in all of life by the instruction and admonition of the Lord. This is the whole process of educating and discipline. The word “admonition” carries the idea of reminding the child of faults (constructively) and duties (responsibilities).

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). A father’s first responsibility is to acquaint his children with Scripture. The means and methods that fathers may use to teach God's truth will vary. As the father is faithful in role modeling, what children learn about God will put them in good standing throughout their earthly lives, no matter what they do or where they go.2


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Definition of Father


a. A male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child.

b. A man who adopts a child.

c. A man who raises a child.

2. A male parent of an animal.

3. A male ancestor.

4. A man who creates, originates, or founds something: Chaucer is considered the father of English poetry.

5. An early form; a prototype.

6. Father Christianity

a. God.

b. The first person of the Christian Trinity.

7. An elderly or venerable man. Used as a title of respect.

8. A member of the senate in ancient Rome.

9. One of the leading men, as of a city: the town fathers.

10. or Father A church father.

11. Abbr. Fr.

a. A priest or clergyman in the Roman Catholic or Anglican churches.

b. Used as a title and form of address with or without the clergyman's name.3   




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2.  What does the Bible say about Christian fathers? -
3.  The Free Dictionary -
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