The idea of the family came from God; it was His doing. God could have created us to live in isolation, but He didn’t because the family is important to Him.
No man is an island by himself; we need each other, and it’s God’s design for us to continue living with each other, support, build, and bless each other as long as we are on the earth.
Bible Verses About Family
The bible talks a lot about the family, love, relationships, raising children, togetherness, respect, facing loss and death, and other subjects that revolve around the family life. For this reason, the bible is the authoritative voice that you can look to and trust when it speaks on any matter in the family.
The bible is a spiritual book, and it provides us with wonderful guidance and wisdom for every situation in the family, no matter what it is we’re facing as a family.
For this reason, I encourage you to allow these 13 great scriptures on the family to encourage, inspire, build, and bless your family.
1. Genesis 1:27-28
And God created man in His image; He created it in the image of God. Man and woman created them and blessed them with these words: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; dominate the fish of the sea and the birds of the sky, and all the reptiles that crawl on the ground.”
The origin of the family
God created man and woman and blessed them, giving them a mission composed of two parts.
First, multiply, be fruitful and fill the earth with children. We see that without the sexual unity of man and woman there would be no continuity.
The second part of the mission was to subdue the land, care for it, cultivate it, and dominate the animals.
Human beings were created in the image of God and have a purpose assigned by him. We are called to contribute where we are.
Not only that, unlike animals, humans possess body, soul, and spirit which gives us the ability to have a relationship of friendship with God— the source of love and wisdom.
2. Genesis 2:24
“Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Unity in marriage
Every new marriage must prioritize its union and live according to God’s commands.
Although we still belong to the family we grew up in, by marrying we become one with our spouse and form a new family.
We will make our decisions together before God and seek His will for our future.
Learn more about God’s purpose for marriage from these Bible verses about marriage.
3. Deuteronomy 6:6-7
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
The spiritual life of the family
Parents should fill their hearts and minds with the word of God and then teach it to their children.
4. 1 Chronicles 16:28-29
“Pay tribute to the Lord, families of the peoples, pay tribute to the Lord the glory and power; pay homage to the Lord the glory that corresponds to his name; Stand before him with offerings, worship the Lord in his beautiful sanctuary.”
Praise God together
There is a special bond in families who worship God together.
It is of great joy to be able to go to the temple together to give glory to God for all the blessings he bestows upon us daily.
A family that is united not only by blood ties but also in the spiritual area will enjoy a deeper and more real relationship.
Its members will be united in spirit receiving the blessing that God bestows upon all who serve Him.
5. Psalm 127:3
“Children are an inheritance from the Lord, the fruits of the womb are a reward.”
The Blessing of Children
The children God gives us are part of the blessing he bestows upon us. We should not see them as an economic burden or a pressure on us. Quite the opposite! We must love and educate them, teach them to be good citizens, and share in all the good things God has given us.
6. Proverbs 22:6
Instruct the child on the right path, and even in his old age, he will not abandon him.
Instruct children well
Parents must teach values to their children, how to behave in an acceptable and respectful way before all.
It is also the responsibility of parents to instruct their children in the truth of the gospel, to teach them what it means to love and follow Jesus.
A good spiritual foundation will help them face the challenges that life presents for them.
Everything children learn during their childhood will shape them for the rest of their lives.
Let us be responsible parents who love and instruct their children in the way of the Lord.
7. Proverbs 6:20
My son, obey your father’s commandment and do not abandon your mother’s teaching.
Obedience to parents
Children must obey their parents. Here it refers to fathers and mothers who teach their children the commandments of God.
Parents who love God will not make meaningless demands on their children.
As children grow up and study God’s Word for themselves, they begin to recognize the wisdom behind their parents’ commands and the blessing that results when we live a life of obedience before God.
8. Proverbs 17:6
The old man’s crown is his grandchildren; the pride of the children is their parents.
Bless the other generations
The family should value the contribution of all its members.
A strong family appreciates all those who compose it, be they children, grandchildren, grandparents, cousins, or uncles.
They celebrate their successes together, take care of each other, encourage each other, and help each other in times of illness or need.
Grandparents are glad to see their children raise and educate grandchildren with the same love and dedication that they did.
Children also learn over time to value the effort and sacrifice their parents made to raise them in an environment full of love and stability.
9. Mark 3:25
And, if a family is divided against itself, that family cannot stand tall.
Fight for unity
It is very sad to see families who only talk to each other to fight or do not even talk to each other.
We must actively work in the family unit, spend time together not only at home but take walks, play sports, or enjoy relaxing times together.
The family should have common goals and dreams and celebrate when they are achieved. We glorify God when we strive to maintain peace and harmony in our family.
10. 1 Timothy 5:8
He who does not provide for his own, and especially for those in his own house, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Care and provide for yours
Within the family, we must care for and provide for our own.
We need to be alert to the needs of our relatives and help them to the extent of what is within our reach. We must not close our hearts to them and their real needs.
The basis of our faith is unconditional and sacrificial love, that love God had for us in sending his Son Jesus to die in our place.
Our day-to-day lives should reflect growth in this area by showing that kind of love to others, especially our relatives.
11. Proverbs 15:20
The wise son rejoices his father; the foolish son belittles his mother.
A wise son will bring joy to the hearts of his parents.
He will not enter into unnecessary conflicts with them, honor them and bless them with his words and actions.
He will cling to God, the source of wisdom, and make decisions that please him and bless his parents.
The foolish son casts aside the teachings of his parents and causes them sadness and pain, especially painful to the mother.
Foolish is one who rejects the wisdom that comes from God and lives in rebellion against him and his parents.
12. Proverbs 4:1-2
Listen, children, to a father’s correction; Get ready to acquire intelligence. I give you good teachings, so do not abandon my instruction.
Convey the right path
Parents should take time to talk to their children, and teach them to make good decisions and to walk the right path.
Sometimes we expect children to behave in a way, but we don’t sit down to explain to them what we expect of them and why it is in their best interest to obey.
Children for their part must listen when their parents correct them and learn to make decisions that help them grow as human beings.
Over the years they will remember their parents’ advice and be grateful.
13. Psalm 128:1-4
“Blessed are all those who fear the Lord, those who go his ways. Whatever you earn with your hands, you will eat; you will enjoy joy and prosperity.
In the bosom of your home, your wife will be like a vine full of grapes; around your table, your children will be like olive scions. Such are the blessings of those who fear the Lord.”
Fear of the Lord Brings Blessings
To fear the Lord is to give Him the reverence and respect he deserves. God values and rewards us to recognize His lordship over us and live within His will.
There are specific blessings for the one who fears God and obeys His commands. For example, the salary for your work will yield you and you will enjoy well-being.
There is also the promise of offspring, joy, and abundance. One of man’s most precious assets is his family, and a family that lives in love and harmony is unparalleled.
1 Corinthians 13:7
“Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
Above all, love
A family without love will not be able to overcome the challenges that life will bring.
Family members must be willing to ask for forgiveness and forgive, believe in the kindness and love of others, and let go of those little things that sometimes overwhelm us.
The only perfect love is that of God. Let us fill our lives with him by letting his love flow through us and bless the whole family.
And we have come to know and believe that God loves us. God is love. He who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
(1 John 4:16).