You must be looking for words of encouragement and wisdom from Bible verses about your sons.
Whether you’re a parent or not, many verses can help you to appreciate the young boys who will turn into men.
In this dark society, there is a great need to encourage, teach, and remind young men that they are created and loved by the God of the universe.
Parents are also challenged to know and learn how to raise little children in a world that is confused about gender. It is even more difficult to encourage men to know their God-given identity in a fatherless household.
In this blog post, I will share with you the best Bible verses that you can use to remind parents of their responsibility to raise their sons and to uplift young men.
Let’s dive into it!
What Are The Best Bible Verses About Sons?
The holy Scriptures contain many verses about sons.
There are bad examples of sons in the Bible. For example, Eli’s sons were wicked priests (1 Samuel 2:22-25).
But we want to look at the best ones that can be an encouragement to you.
As usual, I will be using the King James Bible, but you are free to use other Bible translations if you have one.
With so many Scriptures to look through, I broke them down into categories.
Sons Are Good Gifts Of God
Children are a blessing from the LORD. Such a child deserves to be loved by his or her parents.
Fathers and mothers should not take their children for granted because they come from the LORD. Some families desire children but are not able.
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bare a son.
1 Samuel 2:21
And the Lord visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the Lord.
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
Sons Are To Be Esteemed Highly
Our world does not always look at a baby as a human being in the womb, but the Lord put him or her in the womb of the mother.
We are to look at children the way our heavenly Father views them. He views one child in the Christian family as a mighty warrior.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
Sons Are To Be Exhorted
Parents have the great responsibility of raising a young son or daughter in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
There is no greater joy than for children to obey the father’s instruction and mother’s teaching. Such teachings are to come from the word of God.
So, we endeavour to pray that the spirit of God would help our children to turn to Christ Jesus, receive eternal life, and become sons of God and daughters of God.
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
1 Timothy 5:4
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
Sons Are To Be Present At Worship
Parents, your children must be with you for worship, especially during the gathering on the Lord’s day.
Children need godly examples from their parents of singing and listening to sermons.
The Bible teaches that family worshipping together is vital for the spiritual growth of everyone.
And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the Lord.
And ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
2 Chronicles 20:13
And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them.
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased…
Sons Are To Be Helpful
What a blessing it is when sons help serve the Lord God.
1 Samuel 2:18
But Samuel ministered before the Lord, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.
1 Samuel 20:36
And he said unto his lad, Run, find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, he shot an arrow beyond him.
2 King 5:2-3
And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman’s wife. And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.
2 Chronicles 24:1
Joash was seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Zibiah of Beersheba.
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
Sons Can Be Adopted Into The Family Of God To Become Children Of God
The New Testament unfolds the doctrine of adoption. Those who have repented of their sins and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ will receive everlasting life.
As a child of God, he or she is created by God to do good work (Ephesians 2:10).
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
2 Corinthians 6:17-18
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
1 Peter 2:10
Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
1 John 3:1-2
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Dear friend, God’s word has many great riches of Scripture about sons (or children).
Whether you have a younger son or an older son, you can benefit from these verses and use them in your context.
Fathers, may God give you strength and wisdom so that you can become a good father and a godly one.
Mothers, may God give you a nurturing spirit so that you can become a good and godly mother.
As parents, may you show unconditional love for your children through the power of the Holy Spirit.