God’s Promises for Fathers, Part 3: Your Children Will Be Blessed

For You From The Word

Good fathers live right, and God blesses the children who follow their example. (Proverbs 20:7, CEV).

For You To Think About

Actor Woody Allen is credited with saying, “80 percent of life is just showing up.”

dad and child in sunsetTaken at a face value, a father might read that maxim to mean to be physically present for his child: at her birth, on her first day of school, at her softball game, or at her high school graduation.

Yet showing up goes deeper than presence. The way a father “shows up” for his children is reflected in how he orders his life morally, emotionally, and spiritually.

God offers a powerful promise to a dad who “shows up” right.

When a father lives right – that is, in right standing with God (as a follow of Christ) and according to biblical principles (living out his faith) – the benefit has deep, lasting impact.

God’s promise is powerful: “Good fathers live right, and God blesses the children who follow their example” (Proverbs 20:7, CEV).

A man who “shows up” by ordering his life after God imparts God’s favor and blessing his children.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Thank You for Your specific promises to fathers. Help dads live right. Allow them to choose to be in right standing with you and order their lives according to Your principles – and let their children follow their example.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More Promises for Fathers

God’s Promises for Fathers: Part 1: Life

God’s Promises for Fathers, Part 2: Peace of Mind

God’s Promises for Fathers, Part 4: Uniqueness


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