12 Verses for Families

Our family holds a weekly Family Meeting. It’s one of our favorite things to do as a family and so much good comes of it! I go into great detail in this video if you want to know more about how we do it.

One of the things we do each week is read a passage of scripture from the Bible and discuss it as a family. We ask, “What does this look like for me? What does this look like in our family? What does this teach us about God? What does this teach us about ourselves?”

Here is a list of twelve verses/passages for families to use that focus on building faith, character, inter-personal relations, peacemaking efforts, and more. The Bible is full of rich wisdom, encouraging truth and practical tips for success in relationships, career and personal growth—these are just to get your family started!

  1. Colossians 4:6 – “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (ESV)
  2. Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (NIV)
  3. Philippians 4:6 – “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” (NLT)
  4. 1 John 4:7 – “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” (ESV)
  5. Psalm 3:3 – “But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” (ESV)
  6. Psalm 18:2-3 – “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.” (NIV)
  7. Micah 6:8 – “The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands: “See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God.” (CEV)
  8. Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (ESV)
  9. Matthew 5:14-16 – “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Int he same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
  10. Romans 8:1 – “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (ESV)
  11. Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (NIV)
  12. Romans 12:9-10 – “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 1Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

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