30 powerful Bible verses about building a Christian home

As parents, we strive to create a loving, nurturing, and God-centered environment for our families. Building a Christian home is not just about the physical structure but also about establishing a strong foundation of faith, love, and biblical values. In this post, I share with you 30 powerful Bible verses about building a Christian home.

These verses cover a wide range of topics, including love, obedience, wisdom, unity, and the importance of passing down faith to the next generation.

Feel free to explore these verses and discover how they can inspire and guide us in creating a home that reflects the heart of God.

30 powerful Bible verses about building a Christian home

1. Joshua 24:15 – But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

2. Proverbs 24:3-4 – By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

3. Psalm 127:1 – Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.

4. Ephesians 5:25 – Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.

5. Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

6. Colossians 3:18-20 – Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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7. Psalm 128:1 – Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.

8. Proverbs 14:1 – The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands, the foolish one tears hers down.

9. 1 Peter 4:8-9 – Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

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10. 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.

11. Psalm 101:2 – I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.

12. Hebrews 3:4 – For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.

A verse card that says this, But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

13. Proverbs 11:29 – Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.

14. Psalm 133:1 – How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!

15. 1 Corinthians 16:14 – Do everything in love.

a verse card that says, Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

16. Proverbs 24:27 – Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”

17. Ephesians 6:4 – Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

18. Psalm 34:11 – Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

A verse card taht says Psalm 133:1 How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!

19. 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.

20. Proverbs 15:17 – Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.

21. Matthew 7:24 – Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

A verse card that says, Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.

22. Proverbs 24:27 – Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

23. Romans 12:10 – Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

24. Psalm 103:17-18 – But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.

A verse card that says Psalm 103:17-18 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.

25. Proverbs 31:26 – She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

26. Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother—which is the first commandment with a promise—that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.

27. Psalm 128:3 – Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

A verse card that says Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.

28. Titus 2:4-5 – Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

29. Proverbs 1:8-9 -Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

30. Psalm 145:4- One generation shall commend your works to another and shall declare your mighty acts.

These Bible verses highlight the importance of building a Christian home, emphasizing aspects such as love, obedience, wisdom, unity, and the fear of the Lord.

They serve as reminders of the values and principles that can guide families in their pursuit of a Christ-centered household.

5 minute Father’s Day devotional

Father’s day is just around the corner and I know you want to make it special. One of the best things you can do to encourage your spouse is to share a quick 5 minute father’s day devotional. 

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5 minute Father’s Day devotional

To make this really easy to follow, I’ve broken the devotional down into 3 steps. 

1. Read the scripture: 

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

2. Read these thoughts 

My husband and I have very different upbringings. I grew up in a Christian home with parents who loved the Lord and served him in every aspect of their lives.

My husband didn’t grow up in a Christian home. He was saved through a Christian ministry that ran out of his school. So, he learned about God and Christianity from this organization. 

When we got married and started having kids, I worried we weren’t doing enough to teach our children about God. 

In my home growing up, we would go to church 2-3 times a week and had daily family devotions. So compared to that, I felt like we were not “doing enough”. 

My husband understood my concern and gave me incredible insight. He told me it wasn’t normal practice to read the Bible or pray in the home. Just doing those small things makes a huge impact on children’s lives.

Since that conversation, I have learned that teaching our kids about God doesn’t always happen in the same way. The Bible encourages us to teach our children about God in everything we do.  

For me, this means taking every opportunity to talk to kids about my faith, and my testimony. We read the bible and pray together every night. We tell them about times The Lord has provided for us, or lead us. But we also try to answer questions they have about church and faith. 

For example: One Sunday we were having communion and one kid asked about the bread and the wine, another time they asked about the cross on the church wall – Because we are at church, it was tempting to shush them and tell them you can talk about it later, but… instead I take these opportunities and tell them about these symbols and what they mean.  

Take the opportunity to teach your kids about God- what he has done, what things mean, and how things work.

May The Lord encourage and guide you as you raise your kids.

 

3. Pray for the father of your kids 

Dear Lord, thank you for (husband’s name). He is such an amazing dad. I’m so thankful you brought him into our life and the partner he is on this parenting journey. Continue to give him wisdom as he leads our family. Encourage him as he lives his life for you, and give him the wisdom to make decisions that will lead our children to you. 

In the comments below, share the ways you teach your kids about God in the simple everyday moments.

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What does the Bible say about fathers?

My husband and I have been married for 15 years and one thing that made me fall in love with him was his love for kids. On Sundays at church, I could always find him holding a baby and volunteering in the nursery. Even though he loved kids, he didn’t have the greatest father figure growing up, so he watched godly men parent. Another way to learn how to be a godly father is to ask: What does the Bible say about fathers?

The Bible has so much wisdom to share about life and fatherhood. Continue to read and discover what The Bible says about fathers.

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What does the Bible say about fathers?

Fathers should discipline their children

As parents, it is our job to discipline our children. But we have warped the meaning of discipline. In the ancient Hebrew of Proverbs, discipline means to instruct, correct, chastise, or rebuke. It does not mean punish or beat.

We see many verses that encourage parents to discipline their children, comparing how God treats us to how we should treat our children.

Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights

This verse clarifies that any discipline given should be done out of love for the child. The father delights in the child and loves him, so he wants to correct him and show him a better way.

Proverbs 19:18 ESV Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.

The Bible makes it clear that discipline is important. If we don’t teach our children and come alongside them, they may make choices that lead them to death. By showing our children how to follow The Lord, they see an example of what it means to follow God.

Proverbs 1:1-4, 8-10 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young. 8 My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck. 10 My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!

Proverbs 1:1-4, 8-10

Hebrews 12:11 ESV For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:7 ESV It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

No one likes to be corrected, but it’s necessary.

Matthew 7:9-11 ESV Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Children are a blessing

Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

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We have 3 kids, 12, 9, and 6. Each of them is a blessing, and we are so thankful to have them in our lives.

Day-to-day parenting can be hard, and it’s easy to take our eyes off the big picture of what we are doing in the home. Our goal is to train our children, so they decide to believe in Jesus and decide to follow God on their own once they leave the house.

4 Things Fathers can do to lead their child to God

1. Don’t provoke your children to anger

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

As a parent, it’s easy to make our children upset. Our oldest daughter is 12 and wants more freedom and fewer boundaries. When we set boundaries, she gets angry and frustrated. This is not the type of anger this verse is talking about.

Do not provoke can also mean not to irritate, exasperate, excite, or stir up your children. There are many ways parents can provoke their children, but I want to focus on one that I see in our house regularly.

I love my kids, but sometimes they get on my nerves. I ask them to settle down 1 or 2 times, but then my irritation increases and I snap at my kids. I raise my voice, or speak with more frustration. My increased emotion usually scares my kids, hurt their feelings and stirs them to anger. There was no reason for me to be angry. It’s my job to communicate properly with my kids. I need to be better at calming myself down and bring the emotions down, not up.

2. Love your wives

Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …

Kids learn how to navigate the world through the examples they see in their day to day. If kids see dad treat mom badly, then they learn it’s ok to treat someone like that as well. So raising children that treat others well, then it’s important to live out our faith through the things we do, and the way we treat people.

3. Teach your children about The Lord

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

As parents, we have so many things on our plate and “things we need to do”. It’s easy to take our kids to church and let the church teach our children about who God is.

But that’s not what The Bible encourages us to do. Scripture tells us we should teach our kids diligently about The Lord. We need to share our faith and the things God has done for our lives.

It’s not always easy to take the time to teach our kids about God, but it’s as simple as reading the Bible and praying with them just once a day. In our house, we have a short devotion time after dinner.

4. Walk in a way worthy of God

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 ESV For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Think about the people that frustrate you the most. For me, that are people who say one thing and then do something else. This leads me to lose trust in them and I stop listing to what they have to say.

The same thing can happen with our kids. If we tell them to do something and we don’t do it, they might stop listing to us.

As humans, we all have moments of hypocrisy. Don’t let those moments discourage you. Admit your faults, ask your kids for forgiveness, and give your children the same chance to ask for forgiveness and try again.

A Father’s Intension

As parents, it’s important that we are intentional about what we say to our kids, what we do with them, and the way we live our lives. Everything we do, our kids see and store it in their memory.

The bible encourages us to be intentional, attentive and loving. These are not always easy to do, but something we can all do better at.

Proverbs 4:1-4 ESV Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

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The Bible is really practical. There are so many things we can learn through reading it.

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