7 Bible Verses about Family

“A family is a little church at home,” said Saint John Chrysostome Indeed, when parents, children, and other family members live together in cohesion and the union of prayer, all of society is positively impacted. That's why when God calls a man, he doesn’t bless him alone, but his whole family. A perfect example is that of Abraham, whom God addresses by saying: “...I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3). God wants to protect and save our families and see them prosper, but our actions can also bring curses upon our families as with the family of Jeroboam (1 Kings 14:11). Here are 7 verses to help us meditate on divine blessing, and that can help you pray for your family.

7 Quotes from Scripture about Family

God opens His arms to those without families

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” (Psalms 67:5-6)

Your family is a sign of blessing

You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor will any of your livestock be without young.(Deuteronomy 7:14)

Your family will be fruitful

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (Genesis 1:27-27)

Your family will be saved

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.” (Acts 16:31-34)

Children are a reward from the Lord

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)

God calls on us to help our families first 

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (1 Timothy 5:8)

A blessed family is one with honor 

“Honor your father and mother—which is the first commandment with a promise—so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:2-4)

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