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bible verses about family unity

The Importance of Family Unity:

  • Genesis 2:24 – “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
  • Matthew 19:6 – “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
  • Ephesians 4:3 – “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
  • Colossians 3:14 – “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
  • 1 Peter 3:8 – “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”

Love and Forgiveness in the Family:

  • Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
  • 1 Corinthians 13:4 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
  • 1 John 4:7 – “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
  • Matthew 6:14 – “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”
  • 1 Peter 4:8 – “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

Unity Through Humility and Service:

  • Philippians 2:2 – “Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”
  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
  • Philippians 2:4 – “not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
  • Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • John 13:12 – “When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. ‘Do you understand what I have done for you?’ he asked them.”

Teaching and Guiding in the Family:

  • Proverbs 22:6 – “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.”
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
  • Proverbs 1:8 – “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
  • Ephesians 6:4 – “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
  • Psalm 127:3 – “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”

Support and Encouragement Within the Family:

  • Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • Romans 12:15 – “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
  • Hebrews 10:24 – “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact, you are doing.”
  • Colossians 3:13 – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • Galatians 6:10 – “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:8 – “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

The Blessing of Family Unity:

  • Psalm 133:1 – “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!”
  • Proverbs 17:6 – “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”

Love and Harmony in the Family:

  • Romans 12:10 – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
  • 1 Corinthians 13:7 – “Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Teaching and Training in the Family:

  • Proverbs 6:20 – “My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
  • Proverbs 15:20 – “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.”

Peace and Reconciliation in the Family:

  • Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
  • James 3:18 – “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”