Blessed is the Father Who Fears the Lord

fatherSUBJECT: Fatherhood, Father’s Day

TITLE: Blessed is the Father Who Fears the Lord

PROPOSITION: The father who fears the Lord will be blessed by the Lord because 1) He makes God the center of his household, 2) He considers children a reward, 3) He walks in the ways of the Lord, 4) He loves his wife.

OBJECTIVE: In this lesson, we will study Psalm 127 and 128 as it relates to being a father.


1. Read: Psalm 127-128

2. About the Text:

1) Psalms 127 and 128 are related to the family, and in particular address the father as the leader of the family.

2) They point out both responsibilities and blessings.

3) That the father/husband is the leader of the home is not a message embraced by our culture.

4) However, this is a biblical message that must be proclaimed as God’s plan.

5) What is beautiful about these Psalms is that the father is blessed if he will follow God’s plan.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: Blessed is the Father who . . .

I.   Makes God the Center of His Household (Psalm 127:1-2).

1. We labor in vain as fathers and husbands if we do not pursue God’s purposes in our homes.

2. “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.” (Matthew 22:37).

3. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all” (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

4. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

II.  Considers Children a Reward (Psalm 127:3-5).

1. Children are a gift from God.

2. Of Boaz and Ruth the Bible says, “The Lord gave her conception” (Ruth 4:13).

3. Of Hannah, we read, “For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him” (1Sam.1:27).

4. “And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, ‘Who are these with you?’ So he said, ‘The children whom God has graciously given your servant’” (Genesis 33:5).

5. “Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to Him and said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God’” (Luke 18:15-16).

III. Walks in the Ways of the Lord (Psalm 128:1-2).

1. Noah was a good father. “This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth” (Genesis 6:9-10). Hebrews 11:7 says he saved his household.

2. Abraham was a good father. “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him” (Genesis 18:19).

3. “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).

IV.  Loves His Wife (Psalm 128:3-4).

1. I’m reminded of Jacob’s love for Rachel: “So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her” (Genesis 29:20).

2. Ephesians 5:25-28.

3. “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection” (Colossians 3:14).


1. What a blessing it is to be a godly father! (Psalm 128:5-6).

1) He makes God the center of His household.

2) He considers children a reward.

3) He walks in the ways of the Lord.

4) He loves his wife.

2. Invitation