6 Biblical Traits of a Godly Dad

6 Biblical Traits Of A Godly Dad – Day 6

Today we get to continue digging into the traits of a godly dad. It’s interesting to just go with whatever the search results provide as the devotional to dig into. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to empower us to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us address our feelings of inadequacy by providing us with the traits we need to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us get out of the starting blocks and into the race by sharing 6 biblical traits we need to model in our own lives in order to be the dads God created and purposed for us to be. So let’s dig in deeper as we jump into this new devotional in order to be able to learn and practice what God’s prepared in advance as good works for us to accomplish. Let’s grab a hold of these traits in order for us to be the dads, the godly dads we need to be for our wives, our kids, and our world.


Today’s devotional connects with the following verses:


‘The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. ‘

Proverbs 18:21

‘Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city. ‘

Ecclesiastes 7:19

‘As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. ‘

Proverbs 27:17

‘ “This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ’ ‘

Matthew 6:9-13

I enjoy getting to take a look at the scriptures before going to the devotional as it allows me to reflect on what God’s Word has to say to me. God’s Word never returns void! God’s Word is alive! God’s Word is like a double-edged sword and it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Let’s be the dads who watch what we say. Let’s be the dads who are conscious of the words we speak because words have power. Words have the power to build up and to tear down! Let’s be the dads whose words build up our wives, our kids, and our world. Let’s be the dads whose words tear down strongholds as we stand in the gap for our wives, our kids, and our world. Today’s verse tells us how our words have the power of life and death. Today’s verse also tells us that those who love the power will eat of its fruit. Jesus speaks to the importance of using our words wisely when He says:

‘But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. ‘

Matthew 5:22

Let’s be the dads who turn to God for wisdom! Let’s be the dads who aren’t too prideful to ask! Let’s be the dads who grab hold of the reality that we can ask God for wisdom who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. Let’s be the dads who ask for wisdom believing and not doubting, filled with faith! Today’s verse speaks of the power in receiving God’s wisdom, so let’s be the dads who ask and live our lives wisely!

Let’s be the dads who don’t go it alone! Let’s be the dads who surround ourselves with godly men! Let’s be the dads who are willing to lean in, deal with the pain, allow sparks to fly, so that just as iron sharpens iron, we can sharpen one another!

Let’s be the dads who are in constant communication with God to help us stay on track and know which way to go! Let’s be the dads who take hold of Jesus’s instruction on how to pray! Let’s be the dads who give our cares of to God because He cares for us! Let’s be the dads who don’t babble to make us look holy but rather we take hold of what Jesus spoke in order to walk in alignment with God! We shared insight into the pattern of Jesus’s prayer previously! So let’s pray the Lord’s Prayer regularly! Let’s be the dads who are leaning in on God!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey (more details can be found here: About The Publisher (manhoodjourney.org))

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

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