A Father’s Love

A Father’s Love

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. – Genesis 1:27

A small boy’s definition of Father’s Day: “It’s just life Mother’s Day, only you don’t spend as much.”

A definition of a father: “A father is a man who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be.”


How desperately does our world need father’s? It is the greatest hurt in our society. A father cannot be replaced any more than a mother can.

God, through His Word, models for us the picture of a great father.

11And he said, A certain man had two sons:12And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.13And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.14And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.15And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.16And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.17And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!18I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,19And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.25Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.26And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.27And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.28And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.29And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:30But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.31And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.32It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. – Luke 15:11-32

A father’s love physically provides for his family

It is expected that fathers provide for their families

Jehovah God can be translated to provider

A father’s love is protective

It’s the kind of love that loves and lets go, but runs to aid whenever necessary

It’s not over protective

A father’s love is authoritative

A father’s love has authority behind it

The Bible does warn against abuse of power

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. – Colossians 3:21

A father’s love is forgiving

Father’s always give a second chance

11For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.12As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.13Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.14For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. – Psalm 103:11-14

A father’s love influences other people

It provides teaching

It provides trust

It provides leadership

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