7 Father's Day Gifts for Your Dad That Money Can't Buy

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Here are seven Father’s Day gifts for your dad that money can’t buy, along with corresponding Bible verses.

1. Honor him.

Your life is not just about you. It is a reflection of your family, your church, the schools you have attended, your work, your community, and, especially, your parents. Seek to live in such a way that honors your heavenly Father and thus honors your earthly father too. Honoring your dad is not only a gift to him—it is also every child's duty (Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:2).

2. Joyfully obey him.

Obeying your father with a joyful heart brings him joy as well (Prov. 6:20; Col. 3:20).

3. Love him.

Fathers want and need love, just like mothers do (Matt. 19:19; John 13:34; 1 Pet. 4:8; 1 John 4:7). You can show love to your dad in a multitude of ways, such as:

  • sending him a text

  • calling him to talk

  • helping him to complete a task

  • spending time with him

  • saying "I love you"

4. Pray for him.

Fathers have a lot of responsibilities in life, and they need lots of prayer to faithfully fulfill their duties (James 5:16; Phil. 4:6). Some things for which you can pray to your heavenly Father for your earthly father include:

  • salvation, if he is not a Christian

  • steadfastness in seeking to honor God in all things

  • safety and health

  • joy, hope, and peace in Christ each day

5. Listen to him.

Most fathers love to help their families, and asking your dad for advice is a great way to show that you value his counsel. Depending on your age and circumstances, you may not necessarily have to follow all his advice, but taking the time to receive and heavily weigh his opinion tells him that you appreciate his wisdom, knowledge, and life experience (Prov. 1:8; 23:22).

6. Enjoy his company.

Fathers can tell if their children enjoy being around them, so be sure to convey to your dad how much you like being with him (Prov. 23:25). Even if you live in a different city, regularly calling, texting, or video-chatting with your father shows that you enjoy connecting with him. If you have a troubled relationship with your father for whatever reason, wisdom is required to assess how much communication is healthy and beneficial for both of you. Hopefully, your relationship may be restored to some extent in the future.

7. Thank him.

Thank your father for all he has done for you (Prov. 20:7). This can be done verbally or by your actions. It’s even better to do both!

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