Love And Family
Most Relevant Verses
He who loves [and takes more pleasure in] father or mother more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves [and takes more pleasure in] son or daughter more than [in] Me is not worthy of Me;
Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.
Show respect for all men [treat them honorably]. Love the brotherhood (the Christian fraternity of which Christ is the Head). Reverence God. Honor the emperor.
And may the Lord make you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another and for all people, just as we also do for you,
If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his [own] father and mother [ in the sense of indifference to or relative disregard for them in comparison with his attitude toward God] and [likewise] his wife and children and brothers and sisters -- "[yes] and even his own life also -- "he cannot be My disciple.
So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [ morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God's family with you, the believers].
For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name].
If anyone fails to provide for his relatives, and especially for those of his own family, he has disowned the faith [by failing to accompany it with fruits] and is worse than an unbeliever [who performs his obligation in these matters].
May the Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
For if a man does not know how to rule his own household, how is he to take care of the church of God?
I looked [them over] and rose up and said to the nobles and officials and the other people, Do not be afraid of the enemy; [earnestly] remember the Lord and imprint Him [on your minds], great and terrible, and [take from Him courage to] fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes.
And He said to them, I say to you truly, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God
Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.
For the husband is head of the wife as Christ is the Head of the church, Himself the Savior of [His] body.
The elderly elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady (Cyria) and her children, whom I truly love -- "and not only I but also all who are [progressively] learning to recognize and know and understand the Truth -- "
Fill up and complete my joy by living in harmony and being of the same mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of one harmonious mind and intention.
For even your brethren and the house of your father -- "even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes, even they are [like a pack of hounds] in full cry after you. Believe them not, though they speak fair words and promise good things to you.
But He answered them, My mother and My brothers are those who listen to the Word of God and do it!
So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another].
And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it].
I have become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to my mother's children.
For this reason [ seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
You only have I known (chosen, sympathized with, and loved) of all the families of the earth; therefore I will visit upon you all your wickedness and punish you for all your iniquities.
And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].
Let everything you do be done in love (true love to God and man as inspired by God's love for us).
He must rule his own household well, keeping his children under control, with true dignity, commanding their respect in every way and keeping them respectful.
If anyone says, I love God, and hates (detests, abominates) his brother [ in Christ], he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, Whom he has not seen.
Peace be to the brethren, and love joined with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family (nation), who remain in all the places to which I have driven them, says the Lord of hosts.
The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.
- Agape Love
- Being Loved
- Brotherly Love
- Brothers Love
- Commitment, to God's people
- Family And Friends
- Family First
- Family Love
- Family Strength
- Friendship And Love
- God's Love For Us
- Gods Love
- Keeping Christ's Commands
- Leaving Parents For Spouse
- Love And Relationships
- Love Fellow Christians!
- Love Marriage
- Loving Everyone
- Loving One Another
- Loving Your Parents
- Loving Yourself
- Mothers And Sons
- Mothers Love For Her Children