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Bible Verses to Celebrate Father's Day

Appreciating the men we look up to.

Whether you refer to him as dad, daddy, or father, whether by blood or by choice, dedicating a day to celebrate the influential and admirable men who have shaped our lives is a cherished tradition.

Father's Day provides us with an opportunity to express our gratitude for the love, guidance, and sacrifices our fathers and father-figures have made for us. For many, the journey into fatherhood is transformative, and on this special day, it's essential to honour and appreciate the significant role fathers play in our lives.

We recognise that for some, Father's Day may evoke mixed emotions or feelings of loss. To those who find this day challenging, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate this time, and we hope you can find comfort in these Father's Day verses.

Keep reading to discover the best Father’s Day bible verses to accompany a cherished memory on social media or seeking heartfelt words to include in a card.

All Bible verses cited are from the New International Version Bible.

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Bible verses for Father’s Day

Proverbs 14:26

"Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge."

This verse reminds us that when fathers lead their families with reverence for the Lord, they provide a safe haven for their children, nurturing them with love and security.

Proverbs 23:24

"The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him."

Fathers take great pride in seeing their children grow in wisdom and righteousness. This verse highlights the joy that comes from witnessing the positive growth and character development of their offspring.

Psalm 103:13

"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him."

Just as earthly fathers show compassion and care for their children, our Heavenly Father demonstrates boundless love and mercy towards those who honour Him.

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Matthew 6:8

“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

Our Heavenly Father already knows what we need before we ask, eager to listen and ready to answer. And we can read this verse as a reminder that our dads also know us, love us and want to take care of our needs.

Luke 15:20

“So he got up and went to his father. 'But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”

The parable of the Prodigal Son beautifully illustrates the power of a father-child relationship through God's love and compassion for His children.

READ MORE: Mother’s Day Bible Verses

The perfect Father’s Day gift

As we celebrate Father's Day, we hope these Bible verses about fathers have provided some inspiration and time to reflect on the influence of those who have nurtured and guided us.

But how do we find a gift that truly encapsulates the depth of our thanks? While the sentiment of "I don't want anything" may be familiar, perhaps this Father's Day, we can consider a gift that extends beyond material possessions - a gift with the power to make a difference in the lives of others.

For millions of children worldwide, the harsh reality of poverty poses significant challenges to realising their potential. To honour our dads or dad-figures this Father's Day, why not consider a gift that resonates with the compassion and care they have shown us? Making a charitable donation in his name can be a great way to show your appreciation for everything he has done for you.

Explore our wide range of Father's Day charity gifts, to find a present that not only honours your father but also transforms the lives of vulnerable children.

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