Multiplication Factor: Mercy, Peace, and Love!

An abstract image to represent the multiplication factor of mercy, peace, and love

Are you a multiplication factor as a dad to make things better? When it comes to mercy, peace, and love, what math do you bring to the situation? When a situation arises, do you make things better by multiplying the effects of mercy, peace, and love? Do you just add or subtract in the situation? Are there times where you might even divide and reduce even more?

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Multiplication Factor for Mercy:

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Being a multiplication factor as dads in terms of Mercy, Peace, and Love is not only a responsibility but also a divine calling. In the Bible, Matthew 5:7 encourages us to be merciful, for blessed are the merciful, and they shall receive mercy. Fathers, we must embody and extend mercy in our households. This means showing compassion, forgiveness, and understanding to our children and family members. When we embrace mercy, we create an environment where love and grace flourish.

Multiplication Factor for Peace:

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Peace, as emphasized in Philippians 4:7, surpasses all understanding and guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Fathers play a pivotal role in fostering peace within the family. By modeling patience, resolving conflicts with wisdom, and promoting unity, we contribute to a harmonious atmosphere at home. Our actions should reflect the peace that comes from a deep relationship with God, serving as a guide for our children to emulate.

Multiplication Factor for Love:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love, often described in 1 Corinthians 13, is patient, kind, and enduring. As fathers, we are called to love our children unconditionally, mirroring the divine love God has for us. Our love should be a source of security, affirmation, and encouragement. By prioritizing love in our words and actions, we create a foundation for our children to understand and experience God’s love, fostering a strong and loving family bond.

How being a multiplication factor can work well for dads:

In practical terms, dads can apply these principles by regularly engaging in family prayers, discussions centered on biblical values, and demonstrating humility when needed. We can actively seek opportunities to extend mercy, promote peace, and express love in our daily interactions with our children, leading them by example on the path of righteousness.


Verse: Jude 1:2

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

Firstly, let’s be the dads who are intentional in how we choose to live our lives. Secondly, let’s be the dads who realize we aren’t just recipients of mercy, peace, and love but rather are entrusted with the responsibility of being multiplication factors of them within our homes. Finally, let’s be the dads who are actively extending mercy, providing an environment of peace, and cultivating a foundation of love so that they are in abundance.

Putting this into action:

Practically, this can be implemented by consciously incorporating acts of mercy in our parenting, offering forgiveness, understanding, and compassion even in challenging situations. Fostering an atmosphere of peace means being deliberate in resolving conflicts with grace, patience, and wisdom. Love, as a multiplier, involves expressing affection, affirmation, and sacrificial care consistently.


In essence, Jude 1:2 encourages dads to be purposeful cultivators of mercy, peace, and love, creating a home where these virtues are not just present but multiplied and overflowing. By embracing and practicing these qualities, fathers contribute to the spiritual and emotional well-being of their families, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of their children.

Tips from Today’s Devotional from Walking with God by David Jeremiah

Today’s Devotional starts with a question that I think we need to pause and ponder before moving forward.

“Has anyone ever told you, “I love seeing what God is doing in your life”?

Today’s Devotional

Today’s Devotional asks us about how it made us feel. It goes on to ask if we felt and have taken action to pass this type of encouragement along to others. Are you an encouragement to other dads? to your wives? to your kids? Today’s verse is calling us to be the dads who not only receive but are givers of this kind of love and support, affirming their faith as it did ours as well as in their lives as it did ours.

Today’s Devotional points to such a friend, such a man in Solomon who “offered tremendous love to David.” Solomon went as far as to make “a covenant with his friend and handed over his robe, tunic, and sword to him as a symbol of his friendship.”

1After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. 2From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. 3And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. 4Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt.

1 Samuel 18:1-4

Reality and Realization

Do you realize you could be in such a place as this to be a Jonathan for someone else? Today’s Devotional speaks to how “this bond secured the love David needed to live out God’s calling for his life, even in hardship and peril.” Let’s consider as Today’s Devotional shares what we “can learn from Jonathan.”

Therefore, let’s be the dads who “deeply love” our wives, kids, and other believers. Moreover, let’s be the dads who “support what God is doing in their lives.” Finally, let’s be the dads who remember and hence become multiplication factors of because we know that “none of us can be loved too much.”

Who in your life “would welcome a blessing from you today?” Be the dads who will take the risk and with confidence step up and do what God is prompting you by “seeking out that person and saying “I’m behind you.” Let’s be the dads who are “sharing words of blessings.” Let’s be the dads who are “becoming a Jonathan who offers love and support” to our wives, our kids, and our world in order to open the door for them to “expand God’s kingdom.”

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.


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