Love Between Relatives
Most Relevant Verses
A Davidic song of ascents.How good and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!
But if any widow has children or grandchildren, they must learn to practice godliness toward their own family first and to repay their parents, for this pleases God.
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a difficult time.
A man with many friends may be harmed,
but there is a friend who stays closer than a brother.
For how could I bear to see the disaster that would come on my people? How could I bear to see the destruction of my relatives?”
The Holiness of the PriestsThe Lord said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron’s sons, the priests, and tell them: A priest is not to make himself ceremonially unclean for a dead person among his relatives, except for his immediate family: his mother, father, son, daughter, or brother. He may make himself unclean for his young unmarried sister in his immediate family. read more.
He is not to make himself unclean for those related to him by marriage and so defile himself.
A priest may not come near a dead person so that he becomes defiled. However, he may defile himself for a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, a brother, or an unmarried sister.
But if anyone does not provide for his own, that is his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
‘This is what the Lord says: You are not to march up and fight against your brothers, the Israelites. Each of you must return home, for I have done this.’”So they listened to what the Lord said and went back as He had told them.