Family love is one of the most important things in life. It is the foundation upon which strong families are built. The Bible tells us that family love is a gift from God, and it is something to be cherished.
Ephesians 5:25-28 says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”
This passage shows us that husbands are called to love their wives selflessly, just as Christ loved the Church. Christ sacrificed himself for the Church, and husbands are called to do the same for their wives. This kind of selfless love is the foundation of a strong marriage and family.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
This passage tells us what love looks like. Love is patient and kind, and it does not keep track of wrongs. Love always protects and trusts, and it never gives up. This is the kind of love that should be at the foundation of every family.
Colossians 3:20 says, “Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”
Ephesians 6:1-3 says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 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.”
So from the Bible we learn that God wants us to honor our parents and to obey them. This pleases God and will result in us enjoying a long life.
But what does it mean to “honor” our parents? The Bible doesn’t give a specific definition, but we can infer from the verses above that honoring our parents means treating them with respect, obedience, and love. It means putting their needs above our own and doing what is best for them, even when it’s not what we want to do.
Family love is important to God because it reflects His own character. He is a loving God who desires what is best for us. When we love our families in this way, we are reflecting His character back to Him. And that pleases Him immensely!
So if you want to please God, make sure you are showing your family love in everything you do. Honor your parents, obey their wishes, and put their needs above your own. It will make a world of difference in your relationship with God and in the way He blesses your life.
Family love is a precious gift from God, and it is something to be cherished. Strong families are built on a foundation of selfless love and sacrifice. If you want your family to be strong, start with a foundation of love.
Bible Verses About Family Love
1. Luke 21:16
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
2. Luke 18:29
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake,
3. Psalm 122:6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
4. Matthew 10:21
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
5. 2 John 1:6
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
6. 2 Samuel 7:18
Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto?
7. Luke 8:21
And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.
8. Nehemiah 4:14
And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
9. Luke 12:52
For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
10. John 11:5
Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
11. Matthew 5:47
And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?
12. Luke 6:32
For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
13. Psalm 115:14
The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.
14. Colossians 3:14
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
15. Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
16. Psalm 112:2
His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
17. 1 John 3:1
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.
18. 1 Timothy 5:8
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
19. 1 Timothy 3:5
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
20. Ephesians 6:23
Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
21. Amos 3:2
You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
22. 2 John 1:3
Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
23. Exodus 20:6
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
24. Psalm 69:8
I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.
25. Luke 14:26
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
26. Psalm 122:8
For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.
27. Jeremiah 12:6
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.
28. 1 Timothy 3:4
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
29. 1 Peter 2:17
Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
30. Proverbs 17:17
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
31. Ephesians 3:15
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
32. Ephesians 3:14
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
33. Romans 12:10
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
34. 1 Peter 1:22
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
35. Micah 7:5
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
36. Matthew 10:37
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
37. Matthew 10:36
And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
38. Psalm 45:10
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
39. Philippians 2:2
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
40. Jeremiah 31:1
At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
41. Psalm 127:3
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
42. Jeremiah 8:3
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.
43. Deuteronomy 15:16
And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee;
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