Many things come to mind when people think of family. Some are great stories of family traditions or new families forming with babies, and others are difficult family situations or really no type of family at all. Culture attempts to define family in many ways depending on where you live, but lined up against Scripture, typically culture is in opposition to what the word of God actually says.
Regardless of what your past family history may look like, an amazing truth from the Bible teaches that God is our Father for those who believe and trust in Christ, and we are adopted as sons and daughters into a new family. Into an eternal family. Our life here will seem like a mist, a vapor, (James 4:13-14) and will be gone quickly, but for believers, we will get to spend eternity with God and with our new family. Praise Him!
There are also multiple areas that teach how we are to go about leading our families to Christ as of today, even in today’s culture.
Here is Scripture on Family:
Mark 3:23-25 - And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
Romans 9:4 - They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises.
Ephesians 1:5 – He predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.
Ephesians 6:1-4 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Genesis 2:24 - Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Exodus 20:12 - Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Psalm 103:17 - But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children.
Psalm 127:3-5 - 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 128:3 - Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.
Proverbs 1:8 - Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.
1 Timothy 3:2-5 - Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?
1 Timothy 5:8 - 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.
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