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