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25 Powerful Bible verses about Family (Very Important!)

September 26, 2021

God wants your home to be a place where you experience and share His love. This is why the Bible provides advice and instructions for your family to enjoy the protection and strength of the Lord as you share a loving and united bond. I pray these Bible verses about family will be a blessing to you and your home.

 

Bible verses about family importance

  1. That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 NIV

This text provides an important instruction for a male who is about to get married and start a family. As an adult, the level of dependency that a male has with his parents should not be the same as when he was a child.

This is because as a husband and parent his spouse and children will be depending on him to head the household and be a responsible adult who they can trust and depend on. 

Another lesson to be learnt from this text is that adults in relationships should focus their devotion on each other. This might be difficult to achieve if they live with their parents or in-laws. 

  1. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalm 68:6 NIV

A family is an important social unit that offers emotional and social support. Not being in a family may lead to isolation and loneliness. Even though he was surrounded by all the beautiful creatures that God created, Adam felt lonely in the Garden of Eden until Eve was created.

God does not intend for us to feel alone or isolated and that is why He, "provides homes for those who are deserted". (Psalm 68:6 CSB) 

  1. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 NIV

This text focuses on the importance of the role played by fathers. The duty of the father is to provide training and instructions for his offspring by teaching about the Lord and His commandments. 

It is the responsibility of the father to be a Godly role model and raise his sons and daughters to love the Lord from as early as they are born. 

  1. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1 NIV

This text is a reminder to children. They are to obey the Godly instructions, training, and advice that their parents offer.

As children display obedience to their parents they will also learn other important life lessons such as: respect for authority, trust in leadership, how to be a good neighbor, and the value of a cohesive and disciplined family unit. 

  1. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 NIV

This Bible verse is an excerpt that describes the ideal mother and wife. A mother is called to display strength of character and dignity. 

These traits will instill a high level of decorum in her children that reflects: grace, poise, endurance, and self confidence.

Bible verses about family love

  1. Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24 NIV

This text is simply saying that having love for your children shouldn't prevent you from providing control and direction while you command their respect.

Exercise your authority as an adult to encourage positive behavior and discourage negative ones. If you truly love your child then you wouldn't allow him or her to continuously display bad behavior under the impression that nothing is wrong. Love means you are able to acknowledge something is wrong and work on correcting the child.

Another point to take away from this text is that discipline is not equal to child abuse. If you truly love your children, you will not do anything to hurt them even if they did something wrong.

  1. Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred. Proverbs 15:17 NIV

A loving environment is better than one with disunity, animosity, and dissension.

This passage is also a gentle reminder not to be jealous of persons who seem to be doing better off than you. You may see a family and think that they are happy because they have a lot of material things. Material things and wealth don't equate to happiness and love. 

If you also think about the story of Daniel and his three friends you will be reminded that a lavish life is not always a better life. Daniel and his friends only ate pulse and drank water and were, "ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom". (Daniel 1:20)

  1. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 NIV

Family members are to be committed to each other. In expressing love for your family members you may provide support, give encouragement, and be thoughtful of the needs of others.

Sometimes an expression of your love means putting the needs of your family before your personal needs. If there is a misunderstanding or difference of opinion follow the advice given in Hebrews 13:1 and, "keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters". 

  1. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 2 Corinthians 5:14 NIV

This scripture quotes an excellent example of the love that should exist within a family. The love that Jesus has for you should be like a magnet that compels you to love your family genuinely, sincerely, and unconditionally.

Christ doesn't love you because of the things that you did for Him. His love for you is everlasting. This is the same type of love that you should have for your family members.

  1. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25 NIV

The love that a husband has for his wife should be undiluted and steadfast. This text is an encouragement from Paul for husbands to emulate Christ and the love He expresses.

Christ's love led Him to sacrifice His own life in order for the church to gain eternal life. As a husband you should be more than willing to make sacrifices for your wife for the sake of love.

Bible verses about family strength

  1. The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2 NIV

Moses, the children of Israel, and Miriam the sister of Aaron honored God with a song of thanksgiving. They were in awe of His power and all that He had done to rescue them from Pharaoh.  

It is important to not only acknowledge God as a source of strength but also to be thankful for all He has done for your family.

  1. It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. Psalm 18:32 NIV

In this scripture passage, David points to God as his source of strength and security.

The Lord is able to equip your family with the strength it needs to overcome the physical and spiritual challenges that it will have to go through.

When faced with financial difficulties, sickness, loss, grief, and other challenges a family will have to tap into the ultimate source of strength, have faith in the Lord's provision, and patiently wait on Him to intervene. Isaiah 40:31is an encouragement to wait on God's timing, "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength".

  1. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

A rock is a symbol of strength, stability, and endurance. As a family strives to please God in words, thought, and action it is also important for its members to acknowledge and rely on God not just as its Redeemer but as its Rock.

God is the Rock who provides strength when family members become weary. He is the Rock who represents stability in a chaotic and constantly changing world. A Rock that enables endurance in circumstances where hope, faith, and patience are critical. 

  1. Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 NIV

There are instances where a family may be overcome by fear. Circumstances such as: global happenings, outbreak of disease, political and social unrest, a collapsing economy, or a life threatening illness may strike fear in the hearts and minds of your family members.

This scripture not only acknowledges God as a stronghold but provides hope that He will be your light and salvation. His light will be a guide that helps you to maneuver

unknown circumstances and if needs be He will save you.

Second Timothy chapter one verse seven is a reminder that God has not given you a Spirit of fear. As your family faces unknown circumstances be patient and take hope in Psalm 27:14, "wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart…".

  1. Nehemiah said, 'Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength'. Nehemiah 8:10 NIV

In instances where your family is going through grief or is faced with hopeless circumstances God is enough to empower you. You may still be waiting for Him to intervene but you are sure of one thing-God is powerful.

You are able to endure because you know His capabilities. You are reminded of miracles, mighty acts, and personal testimonies of His goodness and love. Free your mind and body from all care. Eat, drink, and be merry in calamity because the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Bible verses about family protection 

  1. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. Psalm 28:7 NIV

In addition to being an inexhaustible source of strength God is also the protector of your children and spouse. David had many enemies, including King Saul but the Lord was a constant source of protection.

David testified that he trusted God because He helps, empowers, and provides a shield of protection for everyone. Your family is able to leap for joy and praise the Lord because He's the friend who covers you with a constant source of protection.

  1. Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 NIV

This text provides the assurance that the favor of the Lord is upon you and your family. He will not leave or forsake you even when you are in the midst of chaos. 

Your family is blessed, highly favored, and well protected by your Heavenly Master.

The New Living Translation of Psalm 91:7 promises that, "Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you". 

"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse" Claim this promise that God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:3 over your family.

  1. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4 NIV

The Lord's protection for your family is similar to that provided by an eagle for its eaglets or a hen for her chickens.

Your heavenly Father will stop at nothing to offer defence, shelter, and insulation. He will fight battles, cover, and surround you with His divine presence. He is faithful and can always be depended on as a source of refuge.

  1. Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5 NIV

When faced with difficulties your family can choose to do two things. You can try to come up with solutions or you can allow God to solve your problems.

This scripture is a reminder that you should make intentional choices when facing difficult times. Your default course of action should always be to 'take refuge in Him' who is all powerful. Run to Him, look to Him, and wait on Him. 

  1. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 NIV

Faith is one the most important tools needed for family protection. Even though God is a constant shield it requires faith in His power to access divine coverage.

Isaac and his father took up the shield of faith and the Lord provided a ram. David took up the shield of faith and found a friend in Jonathan the son of his enemy. There is no limit to what God can and will do for you and your family when you 'take up' the shield of faith. 

This is why Paul encourages everyone to take up the shield of faith. Imagine a soldier fighting in battle. If he doesn't shield himself when the enemy launches an assault he'll be vulnerable and may get hurt. The shield of faith is an offensive spiritual weapon that you must 'take up' in order to benefit from the protection it offers.

Bible verses on family unity 

  1. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 NIV

Unity is the gel that binds family members together. It creates unison, fosters oneness, and dispels dissension. This is why David remarked that it is good and pleasant when God's people live in unity.

A family that is united is more likely to overcome internal conflicts and external attacks. In Matthew 12:25 Jesus stated that, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand."

  1. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3 NIV

There will be instances where family members may not agree with each other. Having a disagreement is one thing, the true test is how you choose to treat each other while also addressing the issue. 

Every effort should be made to prevent disunity and maintain a strong family bond. Ephesians 4:2 provides sound instruction for maintaining family unity. It states, "be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love". 

  1. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:13,14 NIV

The text that precedes, provides some important ingredients that are necessary to prevent disunity. These ingredients are: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

A willingness to forgive combined with love will dispel feelings of anger and quickly restore harmony. If family members observe Jesus' example of forgiveness it will help to create a healthy and loving home.

These texts also serve as a reminder that forgiveness is not a one time thing. Jesus is willing to forgive you repeatedly for the same thing because He loves you and you should follow His example-forgive and forget.

  1. I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 1 Corinthians 1:10 NIV

This scripture passage is a reminder for family members to live in unity with each other. It's better to: agree than disagree, be united in thoughts and actions than to constantly be at odds with each other.

Romans 12:16 is an encouragement to "live in harmony with one another". This is because a family that is united will have members who are contented, happy, and loving.

  1. Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 1 Peter 3:8 NIV

This scripture passage promotes: sympathy, compassion, and humility as traits that each person should display in order to maintain unity in a household.

In striving to nurture unity each family member needs to,"make every effort to live in peace with everyone" as instructed in Hebrews 12:14.

Final thought on Bible verses about family

The Bible has many verses about family. Some of these scripture passages highlight the importance of it and gave instructions on how to build a home with love, unity, strength, and protection from the Lord. I hope you found them useful :)



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