Everyday we experience relationships, whether it be with our spouses, kids, co-workers, parents, family, or friends. We as humans love relationships, they bring happiness and joy into our lives. This is of course the way God designed us, He too loves relationships. In fact there are many Bible verses about relationships mentioned in the Bible, including the most important relationship we could ever have; a relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Even though relationships constantly need work and attention in order to build and strengthen, we gain a sort of fulfillment from having them. Unfortunately today there are many relationships that have been broken due to a wide range of factors. The Bible teaches us and gives us many Bible verses about relationships and how we should treat each other in order to maintain and build the strength of our relationships. Let’s take a look at 15 of them today.
15 Encouraging Bible Verses about Relationships
Relationships with our Spouses/Children
Ephesians 4:2,3 “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”
Colossians 3:18-20 “Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly. Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
Colossians 3:12 “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”
1 Corinthians 7:2-4 “But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband. The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.”
1 Corinthians 7:10 “But for those who are married, I have a command that comes not from me, but from the Lord. A wife must not leave her husband. 11 But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else be reconciled to him. And the husband must not leave his wife.”
Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”
Jeremiah 29:6 “Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away!”
Hebrews 10:24,25 ” Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
2 Corinthians 6:14 ” Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?”
Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”
1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.”
Relationship with Jesus Christ
Exodus 34:14 “You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.”
Psalm 24:5 “They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.”
Romans 5:11 “So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”
2 John 1:9 “Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son.”
Ephesians 2:8 “God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”
2 Corinthians 13,14 “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
1 John 5:1 “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has become a child of God. And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.”
John 15:12-14 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
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