via BCNN1-Bob Ditmer:
God places a great deal of importance on the family. After all, it was his first institution by way of Adam and Eve. That’s why there are so many Bible verses about family.
God’s intent for the family was to provide a safe, nurturing, transformative environment for each of us. In God’s plan, within the circle of family we are cared for, loved and protected. It is a group of connected people growing, loving, and building together, encouraging each other’s highest potential.
From the first book of the Bible we learn that families are close to God’s heart. Answers in Genesis tells us “From the beginning, when God created man, He said, “It is not good for man to be alone,” so He created woman as a “help-meet, suitable for him”. Then, He blessed them and told them, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth”. Even after they fell into sin, God continued with His plan for families, and even spoke prophetically of the salvation that would come through the seed of the woman.
But it’s not just in those first few three chapters of Genesis where we find Bible verses about family– they are sprinkled throughout scripture. They tell us about all kinds of family situations including love, difficult relationships, values, children, death, and more. God created humans to live as a family uni
Here are 20+ Bible verses about family
“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
“He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” Acts 10:2
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” 2 Colossians 3:13
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12
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20 Bible Verses That Will Make You Appreciate the Significance of Family was originally published on praisecleveland.com