VIDEO Biblical Fatherhood – 50 Bible Promises, Quotations for Fathers on Father’s Day

Father Figures: Abraham

And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. James 2:23

In the early years of Facebook, the race was on to collect “friends”—people whose posts would show up in one’s news feed. The more “friends” the better! It became a status thing, with some users befriending tens of thousands of people, most of whom they didn’t know. So, Facebook put a cap on the number at 5,000—still an unreasonable number if you think about the definition of friend.

The Bible names only one person as being a friend of God: Abraham (2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23). Abraham was the person God called out of humanity to put in place the rescue mission for humanity. Through Abraham the Messiah would come to “gather together in one all things . . ., both which are in heaven and which are on earth” (Ephesians 1:10). So friend became a covenant term, signifying loyalty, blessing, and fruitfulness. Jesus established that covenant relationship with His disciples when He called them His friends (John 15:13-15).

On this Father’s Day, every Christian should renew their loyalty to God and enjoy the blessings of friendship with Him.

They are rich who have true friends. Thomas Fuller

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50 Bible Promises and Quotations for Fathers on Father’s Day

The origin of Father’s Day are not nearly as clear as those of Mother’s Day, but a most generally accepted story is that a woman named Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, is responsible. The idea occurred to her while listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day 1909, and she resolved that fathers should get the same respect. She had good reason. Her father was a Civil War Veteran who’s wife died bearing their sixth child; he raised all the children alone on a farm in Eastern Washington. In honor of his birthday in June, she campaigned to establish the observance of Father’s Day in that month. President Calvin Coolidge lent his support, but it wasn’t until Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation in 1966 that the holiday became official. (Source: The Speaker’s Quote Book by Roy B. Zuck)

Father's Day Quotes

In the celebration of the Father’s Day, I would like to give you these verses to ponder and reflect with. I believe, that you are as important as mothers and you are most valued by God to lead the wives and guide your children.

As you read these verses and the following quotes, may they remind you of your duties and responsibilities to God and to your family, may they also strengthens you and help you succeed more and more.

Happy Father’s Day!

.01 In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. (Pro. 3:6)

.02 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Pro. 16:3)

.03 Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes. (Pro. 14:29)

.04 And “don’t sin by letting anger gain control over you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a mighty foothold to the Devil. (Ephe. 4:26-27)

.05 For God carefully watches the way people live; he sees everything they do. (Job 34:21)

.06 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. (Psalm 139:1)

.07 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father… encourage your hearts and strengthen you. (2 Thess. 2:16-17)

.08 Let him have all your worries and  cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. (1 Peter 5:7)

.09 The words you say now reflect your fate then; either you will be justified by them or you will be condemned. (Matthew 12:37)

.10 Don’t use fool or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. (Ephe. 4:29)

.11 A patient man has great understanding. (Proverbs 14:29)

.12 In all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach. (Titus 2:7-8)

.13 Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)

.14 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. (Ephe. 4:32)

.15 You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgave others. (Col. 3:13)

.16 And may the Lord make your love grow and overflow to each other and to everyone else, just as our love overflows toward you. (1 Thess. 3:12)

.17 The Godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children after them. (Proverbs 20:7)

.18 I know, my God,  that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. (1 Chronicles 29:17)

.19 But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. – Joshua 24:15

.20 I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children live in the truth. – 3 John 1:4

.21 Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. – Proverbs 1:5

.22 No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening– it is painful! But afterward there will be quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. (Heb. 12:11)

.23 Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. (Matthew 20:26)

.24 For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)

.25 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

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.26 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. (1 Cor. 16:13)

.27 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. (Col. 4:2)

.28 When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up and give you honor. (James 4:10)

.29 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (Psalm 63:8)

.30 Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’, and your ‘No,’ ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. (Matthew 5:37)

.31 A person who doesn’t give a promised gift is like clouds and wind that doesn’t bring rain. (Pro. 25:14)

.32 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and should give generously to those in need, always being ready to share with others whatever God has given them. (1 Timothy 6:18)

.33 As the Scripture say, “Godly people give generously to the poor.” Their good deeds will never be forgotten. (2 Corinthians 9:9

.34 There is time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. (Ecc. 3:1)

.35 So if your are suffering according to God’s will, keep on doing what is right, and trust yourself to the God who made you, for he will never fail you. (1 Pet. 4:19)

.36 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you. (1 Peter 5:7)

.37 For God loves the person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you needs and plenty left over to share with others. (2 Cor. 9:7-8)

.39 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the finest wine. (Pro. 3:9-10)

.40 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as the working for the Lord, not for men. (Col. 3:23)

.41 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. (Ecc. 9:10)

.42 But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. (Jer. 17:7)

.43 For every child of God defeats this evil world by trusting Christ to give the victory. And the ones who win this battle against the world are the ones who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4-5)

.44 The blessings of the Lord brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. (Pro. 10:22)

.45 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God. (Deut. 28:2)

.46 Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me.  (John 14:1)

.47 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

.48 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.(Gen. 18:19)

.49 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.  He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? (1 Timothy 3:2-4)

.50  Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. (Pro. 14:26)

Father's Day Wish


“If you follow the steps of your father, you learn to walk like him.” – West African Proverbs

“The quality of a child’s relationship with his or her father seems to be the most important influence in deciding how that person will react to the world.” – John Nicholson

“The mark of a good father is his compassionate understanding at the fact that mistakes are a part of growing up.” – Gary Smalley and John Trent

“When a child is convinced he is greatly loved and respected by his parents, he is inclined to accept his own worth as a person.” – James Dobson

“My number one responsibility is to evangelize my children.” – James Dobson

“It’s the wise parent, indeed, who can let go, little by little, as the growing child is able to stand on his own. If you watch and listen carefully, the critical milestones will be obvious to you.” – James Dobson

“Loving discipline encourages a child to respect other people and live as a responsible, constructive citizen.”  – James Dobson

“Father hold within your words the power to help your children feel important and have more meaningful life experiences.” – Dong Fields

“Children Miss nothing in sizing up their parents. If you are only half-convinced of your beliefs, they will quickly discern that fact.” – James Dobson

“The best gift a father can give his child is the gift of himself–his time. For material things mean little if there is not someone to share them with. – C. Neil Strait

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Friends of A Handful of Gladness, you can further read this blog post for additional verses for Fathers. Also, my 60+ Best Bible Quotes that will Help you Understand who the Real Christian Wife is can be found here. For those of you who would want to buy gifts, you may consider using my link here, that will make me earn a little if you purchase.

My book’s recommendation to give to your man this Father’s Day (that is if they love reading):

#1. The Illustrated Art of Manliness: The Essential How-to Gudie: Survival Chivalry Self-Defense Style Car Repair and More! – An indispensable, hands-on guide dedicated to the lost art of being a man, The Illustrated Art of Manliness distills more than 100 practical skills every modern man needs to know into an entertaining, easy-to-follow visual format.

#2. Fatherhood is Leadership: Your Playbook for Success, Self-Leadership, and a Richer Life – Fatherhood Is Leadership gives you specific strategies to:
• Become an engaged and connected father • Achieve work-life integration and career success • Identify and prioritize what matters most • Step into true leadership at home and in life
The Fatherhood Is Leadership movement is about shifting to a conscious, heart-centered, service-oriented, ownership mindset. Use this practical playbook to transform your life from the inside out. Discover for yourself that fatherhood is leadership, and create a life greater than you’ve ever imagined.

Once again, thank you for being here today!

– Jennifer

As Advertised

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

During a vacation, my husband and I signed up for a leisurely rafting tour down Georgia’s Chattahoochee River. Dressed in sandals, a sundress, and a wide brimmed hat, I groaned when we discovered—contrary to the advertisement—that the trip included light rapids. Thankfully, we rode with a couple experienced in whitewater rafting. They taught my husband the basics of paddling and promised to navigate us safely to our destination. Grateful for my life jacket, I screamed and gripped the plastic handle on the raft until we reached the muddy bank downriver. I stepped onto the shore and dumped water from my purse as my husband helped me wring out the hem of my soaked dress. We enjoyed a good laugh, even though the trip had not turned out as advertised.

Unlike the tour brochure, which clearly left out a key detail about the trip, Jesus explicitly warned His disciples that rough waters were ahead. He told them that they’d be persecuted and martyred and that He would die and be resurrected. He also guaranteed His trustworthiness, affirming that He would guide them toward undeniable triumph and everlasting hope (John 16:16–33).

Although it would be nice if life were easier when we follow Jesus, He made it clear that His disciples would have troubles. But He promised to be with us. Trials won’t define, limit, or destroy God’s plan for us, because Jesus’s resurrection has already propelled us to eternal victory.

Lord, thank You for the promises in Your Word that assure us You’ve planned our path and remain with us and for us, no matter what comes.

Jesus promises to be with us through the roughest waters.

By Xochitl Dixon 


Hours before His death, Jesus spoke of difficult times ahead (John 13:21, 31–33; 15:20; 16:2, 32). Jesus comforted the distraught disciples with the provision of heaven, the promise of the Holy Spirit, and His abiding presence. And He offered them and us a most needed gift—peace (John 14–16). Jesus said, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27 nlt). Living in a world broken by sin and devastated by suffering, we have the promise of Jesus’s peace.

As you cope with life’s troubles and pain, how does Jesus’s peace of mind and heart give you confidence and hope? (John 14:27; 16:33).

K. T. Sim

Peace at Any Price?

Romans 12:17-21

Relationships are one of life’s greatest sources of joy. Yet they can also lead to some of our biggest trials. Let’s face it—we won’t be able to get along with everyone, because we live in an imperfect world. Every human being has been affected by the fall and enters this life as a sinner. Furthermore, the fact that we are Christians is itself a source of conflict: Jesus tells us the world will hate us because we are His (John 15:18-20).

Despite all these obstacles, we are to try to be at peace with all men. This means we should seek to resolve conflicts and do what we can to live in harmony. Scripture gives us the following guidelines:

• Never pay back evil for evil or take your own revenge (Rom. 12:17, Rom. 12:19).
• Overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:21).
• Love and pray for your enemies (Luke 6:27-28).
• Practice frequent forgiveness (Matt. 18:21-22).

These principles all run counter to human nature; therefore, the only way to successfully apply them is through the power and grace of Jesus Christ. Yet despite our best efforts, peace is not always possible. When our overtures are repeatedly rejected, ending the quest may be appropriate. Or if harmony is possible only by violating Scripture, we must refuse to compromise.

God is the only one who can change the heart of someone who refuses to be reconciled. Our responsibility is to faithfully represent Christ to that person with our words, attitudes, and behavior. The Lord’s job is to produce the fruit.

Proof of Obedience

“And hereby do we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3)

Jesus once said, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46). Poignant question. A familiar complaint of those who despise Christian teaching is that “Christians” don’t act like Christians! It is a sad commentary on the condition of the Lord’s family when the ungodly are more aware of the expected behavior of God’s people than the Christians are.

Of course, the issue is not unique to the New Testament times. Israel’s historical saga is replete with seasons of rebellion and repentance—so much so that the psalmist prayed: “That the generation to come . . . . might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God” (Psalm 78:6-8).

The emphasis by John in his first epistle, however, is not on the reasons for willful disobedience, but on the results of willing obedience.

  • Walking in the “light” ensures fellowship (1 John 1:7).
  • Constant and willing obedience produces an effective prayer life (1 John 3:22).
  • A lifestyle of obedience brings an awareness of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling (1 John 3:24).
  • Loving God produces obedience, which in turn brings joy in that obedience (1 John 5:3).

Our deeds show whom we serve (1 John 3:7). Our righteous deeds prove whom we serve (Matthew 7:16-20). HMM III

Fret not thyself because of evil doers

Luke 16:19-31

Our present reading opens up to a terrible view of the state of the ungodly in the world to come, when all their earthly riches will be taken from them, and their guilty souls will be driven from the presence of the Lord.

Luke 16:19

He was a worldling in a choice position. The world does not always yield its servants such present comforts and enjoyments, for even the ungodly are often poor and sick. This man thought himself fortunes favourite, and he cared nothing for the favour of God. He was rich, and showed it in his clothing and his feeding. Self-indulgence and earthly honour were the gods which he worshipped every day. Many envied him, but could they have known his latter end, they would have pitied him.

Luke 16:20, 21

They were more pitiful than their master, and lent the moisture of their tongues where he refused his aid. Here was a saint at his worst, and yet it went well with him.

Luke 16:22

With gilded hearse, and plumes, and pall, and marble tomb, perhaps; but what of that?

Luke 16:23

This makes hell the more unbearable, that the lost can behold the bliss of the blessed.

Luke 16:24

Into what a case had he now come! His rare wines were far away, and even a drop of water was prayed for as a luxury. How sad to be rich here, and to be lost hereafter!

Luke 16:25, 26

The division is eternal. Once saved for ever saved: once lost for ever lost. The partings of the judgment are final: saint and sinner will never meet again when once their dooms are fixed.

Luke 16:27, 28

Their coming into hell would increase his wretchedness; their upbraidings would flog his conscience and increase his woe. It was not that he had any spiritual love for their souls, but he had love for himself, and did not wish to hear their reproaches.

Luke 16:29-31

If the Word of God and the ministry of the gospel be not enough to convert men, there is no hope for them; even a preacher sent from the eternal world would have no power over them, they would scorn his message. Are any of us unsaved? Let us see our condition, and yield to the gospel’s call. However happy our life may be in this world, it were better for us that we had never been born than that we should live and die unsaved. O Eternity, Eternity! what must it be to lose thy heavenly joys! What must it be to sink into thine infinite woes!


Ah! who can speak the vast dismay

Which fills the sinner’s mind,

When torn by death’s strong hand away,

He leaves his all behind.


Wretches who cleave to earthly things,

But are not rich to God,

Their dying hour is full of stings,

And hell their dark abode.


Mystery in Our Worship

Behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. (Exodus 3:2)

Consider the experience of Moses in the desert as he beheld the fire that burned in the bush without consuming it. Moses had no hesitation in kneeling before the bush and worshiping God. Moses was not worshiping a bush; it was God and His glory dwelling in the bush whom Moses worshiped!

This is an imperfect illustration, for when the fire departed from that bush, it was a bush again.

But this Man, Christ Jesus, is eternally the Son. In the fullness of this mystery, there has never been any departure, except for that awful moment when Jesus cried, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). The Father turned His back for a moment when the Son took on Himself that putrifying mass of sin and guilt, dying on the cross not for His own sin, but for ours.

The deity and the humanity never parted, and to this day, they remain united in that one Man.

When we kneel before Him and say, “My Lord and my God, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever,” we are talking to God!


Possess Not Only Profess

“For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance.” Matt. 13:12

When the Lord has given to a man much grace He will give him more. A little faith is a nest egg; more faith will come to it. But then it must not be seeming faith, but real and true. What a necessity is laid upon us to make sure work in religion, and not to profess much, and possess nothing! for one of these days the very profession will be taken from us, if that be all we have. The threatening is as true as, the promise.

Blessed be the Lord, it is His way when He has once made a beginning to go on bestowing the graces of His Spirit, till He who had but little, and yet truly had that little, is made to have abundance. Oh, for that abundance! Abundance of grace is a thing to be coveted. It would be well to know much, but better to love much. It would be delightful to have abundance of skill to serve God, but better still to have abundance of faith to trust in the Lord for skill and everything.

Lord, since thou hast given me a sense of sin, deepen my hatred of evil. Since thou hast caused me to trust Jesus, raise my faith to full assurance. Since thou hast made me to love Thee, cause me to be carried away with vehement affection for Thee!


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