Psalm 103:13.                                “As parents feel for their children, GOD feels for those who fear him.”

I really prefer the way the NIV Bible puts it;

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;”

It tells of a father’s love for his children. It is this love that pushes a father to be the best he can be, to provide, to protect. It is because of this love that fathers inspire and encourage their children. 

In a lot of homes severe punishment is left up to fathers. Godly fathers approach this with mercy and justice even as God Himself corrects us in mercy and justice.

The word compassion implies acting on an emotion. Emotion isn’t something we often associate with fathers; but think about it. Would dad go the extra mile at work just so he could buy you a new bike or that thing you asked for, even though he has other bills to take care of, if there wasn’t a strong emotion underscoring his every move?

Think About This 
Psalm 103 is a treasure house of the awesome qualities of a Godly father. Read it and acknowledge your Heavenly Father. Read it and appreciate your earthly father. Read it as a guide to be a Godly father or to raise one.

Dear Lord, I thank You for your tender compassion towards me. May I show compassion to all I meet. Amen 


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