God loves us and calls us His children (1 John 3:1). Regardless of what happens with our earthly family, we are all sons and daughters of God — brothers and sisters in Christ. Praise our Heavenly Father, who loves every one of us as His own.
Only fools deliberately cause trouble in their own family
He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.
Everyone is part of God’s family
For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
My family need not be rich or powerful for me to do great things for God
He said to him, “O Lord, how shall I save Israel? Behold, my family is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” The LORD said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.”
God loves His children
See how great a love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God! For this cause the world doesn’t know us, because it didn’t know him. Beloved, now we are children of God. It is not yet revealed what we will be; but we know that when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is.
Honoring my parents blesses them, God, and me
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
Those who wish to lead the church must first demonstrate their love and leadership in their own family
The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching; not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence; (but how could someone who doesn’t know how to rule one’s own house take care of God’s assembly?)
Marriage forms a new family
The man said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh.
Providing for one’s family is a Christian’s duty
But if anyone doesn’t provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
Even if my earthly family abandons me, God is always there
When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
Godly parenting involves nurturing and instruction instead of aggravation
You fathers, don’t provoke your children to wrath, but nurture them in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Both parents are responsible for raising their children
My son, listen to your father’s instruction, and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching. My son, keep your father’s commandment, and don’t forsake your mother’s teaching.
One who fears God can determine the fate of their whole family
If it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose today whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.