What The Bible Says About Parents

 

Parents receive their children from God:

Ge 33:5; 1 Sam 1:27; Ps 127:3

A parents duty to their children include:

- Loving them: Titus 2:4

- Leading them to Christ: Mt 19:13-14

- Training them up for God: Pr 22:6; Eph 6:4

- Instructing them in God’s word: De 4:9; 11:19; Isa 38:19

- Telling them of God’s judgments: Joel 1:3

- Telling them of the works of God: Ex 10:2; Ps 78:4

- Commanding them to obey God: Deut 32:46; 1Ch 28:9

- Blessing them: Gen 48:15; Heb 11:20

- Having compassion towards them: Ps 103:13

- Providing for them: Job 42:15; 2Co 12:14; 1Ti 5:8

- Leading them: 1Ti 3:4,12

- Correcting them: Pr 13:24; 19:18; 23:13; 29:17; Heb 12:7

- Not provoking them: Eph 6:4; Col 3:21

- Praying for their spiritual welfare: Gen 17:18; 1Ch 29:19

- Praying for them when they are tempted: Job 1:5

- Praying for them when they are sick: 2Sa 12:16; Mark 5:23; Joh 4:46,49

Unfaithful parents:

- Cause trouble for their children: Ex 20:5; Isa 14:20; Lam 5:7

- Teach their children evil: Jer 9:14; 1Pe 1:18

- Set a bad example to their children: Eze 20:18; Amos 2:4

Faithful parents:

- Are a blessing to their children:Pr 31:28

- Leave a blessing to their children: Ps 112:2; Pr 11:21; Isa 65:23

Examples of bad parents:

- Eli: 1Sa 3:13

- Saul: 1Sa 20:33

- Athaliah: 2Ch 22:3

- Manasseh: 2Ch 33:6

- Herodias: Mark 6:24

Example of good parents:

- Abraham: Gen 18:19

- Joseph: Gen 48:13-20

- Mother of Moses: Ex 2:2-3

- Hannah: 1Sa 1:28

- Job: Job 1:5