Christian Quotes and Scriptures From the Bible: Love, Respect & Family Virtues
Since focus on the family is a pivotal ingredient of almost all faiths (except for a few exclusions such as cult & dark-art-inspired “religions”), you are bound to come across quotes about family in written scriptures and sermons delivered in both public & on an individual basis. Similarly, the Christian faith is also not void of family prayer quotes and inspirational quotes about family life. Bible verses talk about family life in great detail and from various perspectives.
Therefore, from here onwards, let us explore what message Christian scriptures about family have to pass on, how encouraging and inspirational Bible verses promote a family’s emotional prosperity, how Bible verses about family unit strengthen the bonding of family members, and the manner in which Bible verses about family and love identify & define each family member’s role in the building of a strong domestic unit.
Bible Verses About Mother
They say a woman, when pushed to the limits, proves to be stronger than men and can shake the world with her determination & perseverance. It is also said that behind every successful man (be it a son or a husband) is a woman. So clearly, when ordinary minded people can think along those lines, then surely the Lord would not have left the importance of a woman for the mortal beings to decipher; He made it quite clear through His words and His servants (saints).
“In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself” (Ephesians 5:28)
“However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband” (Ephesians 5:33)
“And so train the young women to love their husbands and children” (Titus 2:4)
“There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. Now this man used to go up year by year from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of hosts at Shiloh, where the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests of the Lord. On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb” (1 Samuel 1:1-28)
“And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery” (Matthew 19:9)
Husbands, continue loving your wives, just as the Christ also loved the congregation and delivered up himself for it, In this way husbands ought to be loving their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself, for no man ever hated his own flesh; but he feeds and cherishes it, as the Christ also does the congregation, because we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave [his] father and [his] mother and he will stick to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:25, 28 – 31)
For the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold (Proverbs 3:14)
Bible Verses About Children
“Sons are a heritage from the LORD children a reward from him” (Psalm 127: 3)
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Ex. 20:12)
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck” (Pr. 1:8-9)
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother" which is the first commandment with a promise "that it may go well with your and that you may enjoy long life on the earth” (Eph. 6:1-3)
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord” (Col. 3:20)
“A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother” (Proverbs 15:20 King James Version Bible)
“My son, keep your father’s and do not forsake your mother’s teaching” (Proverbs 6:20 New International Version Bible)
“Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” (Colossians 3:21, The Holy Bible—New International Version)
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate (Psalm 127:3-5)
Christian Quotes About Family
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever (1 Timothy 5:8)
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table (128:3)
He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise (Proverbs 11:29)
A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live (Proverbs 15:27)
Bible Verses About Family and Friends
No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his soul in behalf of his friends (John 15:23)
With these few Bible verses about family and love, it becomes inevitably clear that the path to salvation really does in fact begin from home; a peaceful domestic life enables an individual to devote a peaceful mind & dedicate a serene soul towards the worship of the Lord and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Charity truly does begin from home!