Scriptures on Parents

45 Motivational Scriptures on Parents and their role in the family

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It is God’s desire to turn the hearts of children to their parents and that parents have their hearts turned to their children. These scriptures on parents are a reminder of what God’s plan is and we encourage everyone to pray that God would actually turn the hearts of those who are separated from family into that family.

Scriptures on Parents

Biblical Scriptures on Parents and their role in the family

Psalm 103:13

Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him;

A good father models his upbringing after God. This is very important because the way we raise our Children will have a direct effect on how our children see their Heavenly Father.

If we are too strict then they will grow up seeing God as a harsh and judgmental God, if we don’t discipline at all then they will think that God just allows anything.

How we beget, is how they will see their heavenly Father.

Proverbs 3: 11-12

My son, do not despise the punishment of the LORD, nor detest his correction; 12 For the LORD corrects the one he loves, as the father corrects the son in whom he delights.

This Bible verse on fatherhood goes along with the previous scripture. It is an act of disciplinary love. Children without discipline end up with no boundaries between good and evil.

If you want your child to be successful in life, you must understand the limits.

Ephesians 6:4

And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and admonition of the Lord.

This is the Bible verse that balances parenting, discipline, and being authoritative. If you push your child too hard, it will drive him to the point of anger, and that will make him go in the opposite direction you want him to go. It will bring bitterness to his heart, so my personal rule is that for every correction you bring, you should encourage him with positive things twice as much.

Colossians 3:21

Parents, do not provoke your children, lest they be discouraged.

This verse about parents has the basic concept like the previous one.

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Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

This is the only commandment that comes with a promise. If you honor your father and mother, your days will be long.

This verse should be at the heart of what you do, not just on Father’s Day but throughout the year. It is also something that mothers should model towards the father of their children, otherwise, you are teaching them something that will ultimately harm them.

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Scriptures on Parents

Psalms 112:1-2

The blessed state of the righteous.

Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in his commandments. his offspring will be mighty in the land; The generation of the righteous will be blessed

This Bible verse about parents shows how important parents are and how they live their lives.

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Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but educate them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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

Colossians 3:21
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they lose heart.

Malachi 4:6
“He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a decree of utter destruction.”

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go; though he be old, he will not depart from him.

1 Chronicle 29:17
I know, my God, that you test the heart and delight in righteousness. In the uprightness of my heart, I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen your people, who are present here, freely and gladly offer you.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Watch and stand firm in the faith; Be men and be strong.

1 John 3:1
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and we are. The reason the world doesn’t know us is because it didn’t know him.

2 Corinthians 6:18
“I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me,” says the Lord Almighty.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than hearing that my children are walking in the truth.

Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Exodus 20:12
“Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be prolonged in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”

Genesis 18:19
“For I have chosen him, that he may send his sons and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord, doing justice and righteousness, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”

Genesis 2:24
Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Hebrews 12:11
At the time, all discipline seems more painful than pleasant, but later it bears the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:7
It is because of the discipline that you must endure. God treats them like children. For what son is there that his father does not discipline?

Isaiah 9:6
For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us, and the government will be on his shoulder; and his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

John 14:2
“In my Father’s house, there are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I will prepare a place for you?”

John 14:6
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 3:16
For God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.

Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 24:15
And if it seems wrong to you to serve the Lord, choose today whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the river or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you live. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Luke 15:20
And he got up and went to his father. But when he was still far away, his father saw him and took pity on him, and ran to hug and kiss him.

Matthew 15:4
“For God has commanded: ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and: “Whoever offends his father or his mother must die.”

Matthew 23:9
“And do not call anyone your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.”

Matthew 6:26
“Look at the birds of the air: they do not sow, they do not reap, they do not gather in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?”

Proverbs 10:1
Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son is a father’s delight, but a foolish son is his mother’s sorrow.

Proverbs 10:9
He who walks with integrity walks safely, but he who makes his crooked ways will be found out.

Proverbs 13:24
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to correct him.

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of Yahweh there is great confidence, and his children will have refuge.

Proverbs 15:5
A fool despises his father’s instruction, but he who listens to reproof is wise.

Proverbs 17:24
He who has understanding turns his face to wisdom; but the eyes of the fool turn to the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 17:27
He who holds back his words has knowledge; and he who has a calm spirit is a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father.

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not seek to kill him.

Proverbs 20:7
The righteous man who walks in his integrity, happy are his children after him!

Proverbs 23:22
Listen to your father who gave you life, and does not despise your mother when she is old.

Proverbs 23:24
The father of the righteous will rejoice greatly; he who begets a wise son will rejoice in him.

Proverbs 3:32
For the deceitful are an abomination to the Lord, but the upright trust him.

Psalm 68:5
Father of orphans and protector of widows, so is God in his holy abode.

Final thoughts on parents

A father has the ability to influence and guide the destiny of his children. In fact, a father who walks after God will set the stage for his children to grow up and achieve much more than the father himself could achieve.

If you are not walking after God or you are not sure you know God, then I encourage you to start a personal relationship with Jesus.