Are you a father, son or grandfather? If you are searching for inspiration in your life during a hard time or even a happy time then this article can benefit you greatly. Through the words of the good book we can all find the answers to our toughest questions, inspiration to make it through our most difficult life situations. Or to find the words to celebrate the joy of a new beginning.
As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.
This passage tells us that fathers should be kind and compassionate to their sons (and daughters!). Teaching your child to respect you and become a wholesome adult lends a hand in the teaching of compassion and understanding for all things.
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.
Always remain humble to the lords teachings. Some life lessons may seem like a punishment in our eyes. But in the eyes of God it is the best way to teach it. We all need to remember the suffering of Jesus and his splendorous gifts he has given us.
The man of integrity walks securely,
but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
Always remain truthful and honest to the best of your abilities. Never try and do others wrong or harm. This passage tells us that no crime will go unpunished, even if in this life it might. In our hearts we know that doing good is the way to a happy and fulfilling life on this earth.
A discerning man keeps wisdom in view,
but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
Always keep your goals and dreams realistic and try not to think to big as this is a recipe for disaster, failure and ultimately unsuccessful expectations.
A man of knowledge uses words with restraint,
and a man of understanding is even-tempered.
You should always try to remain calm, understanding and humble. When speaking with people that might aggravate you or otherwise anger, remember that you may be able to help that person in some way. Use the kindness, love and forgiveness that you have been shown through our Lord.
Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Parents can sometimes seem overwhelming. As an adult, Young man or a child, we should always remember to be kind and understanding with our parents. There is never a reason to show those who cared for us and taught us about life, disrespect or dishonor.
The father of a righteous man has great joy;
he who has a wise son delights in him.
There is nothing better then when a father is proud of his son. A son that shows understanding, wisdom and courage to accomplish his goals in a righteous way will always make his father proud.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Again to show compassion, understanding and love to your children. Do not get frustrated or lose your temper if they don’t do something the way you would have liked. Have patience and keep trying. Teach your child the ways of the lord and he to will grow up to be a god fearing man.
This passage tells fathers, and all parents not to make your children feel unwanted or not important in their lives as they are growing and learning. To Embitter your child will make them feel sad, bitter, discouraged and depressed. Unwilling to follow their dreams or under motivated to succeed. Try your best as a teacher and parent to love, and be understanding with your children.