Protecting Your Family
Most Relevant Verses
After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes."
Now if anyone does not provide for his own relatives, and especially for his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Look, I've got two daughters who haven't had sexual relations with a man. I'll bring them out to you, and you can do whatever you want to them. However, don't do anything to these men, because they have come under the protection of my roof."
Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them. Such men will never be put to shame when they speak with [their] enemies at the city gate.
Look, I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. I will bring you back to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
Unless the Lord builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless the Lord watches over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one's youth.
On that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the one who is weakest among them will be like David on that day, and the house of David will be like God, like the Angel of the Lord, before them.
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge.
in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.
For the Lord your God walks throughout your camp to protect you and deliver your enemies to you; so your encampments must be holy. He must not see anything improper among you or He will turn away from you.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you prosper;
But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen and guard you from the evil one.
May the Lord answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob's God protect you.
Then your light will appear like the dawn, and your recovery will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the Lord's glory will be your rear guard.
Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord cares for me.
An offended brother is [harder to reach] than a fortified city, and quarrels are like the bars of a fortress.
Do not rely on a friend; don't trust in a close companion. Seal your mouth from the woman who lies in your arms.
"For this is what the Lord says: Don't enter a house where a mourning feast is taking place. Don't go to lament or sympathize with them, for I have removed My peace from these people"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"[as well as My] faithful love and compassion.
"Whoever strikes his father or his mother must be put to death.
"If he hates and divorces [his wife]," says the Lord God of Israel, "he covers his garment with injustice," says the Lord of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously.
A father of the fatherless and a champion of widows is God in His holy dwelling.
So He said to them, "I assure you: There is no one who has left a house, wife or brothers, parents or children because of the kingdom of God,
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household."
Guard me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings