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40 Bible Quotes for the Family Reunion

Updated on March 16, 2018
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MsDora, former teacher and Christian counselor, is an avid Bible student and loves to compile user-friendly Bible quotes by topic.

Reunion Research and Statistics reported in 2014 that of 2,000 Americans surveyed, 63% had attended a family reunion. The events averaged 5 days and the most cherished memory (listed by 81% of attendees) was spending time together (preferably without cell phones). The second best thing (listed by 61%) was group meals. The summary revealed that "family reunions are alive and well."

In addition to the fun agenda, there is usually a worshipful expression of gratitude to God for His varied forms of blessings. The following 40 Bible quotes from the New Living Translation come in handy when (1) reviewing family origins, (2) establishing goals for the reunion, (3) sharing exhortations, (4) considering legacy and (5) delivering a charge to the family members.

Time Together. No Cell Phones

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Family Origin

1) Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. (Genesis 2: 22, 24)

2) Then God blessed them [man and woman] and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. (Genesis 1:28)

3) The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. (Proverbs 18:22)

4) For the believing wife brings holiness to her marriage, and the believing husband brings holiness to his marriage. Otherwise, your children would not be holy, but now they are holy. (1 Corinthians 7:14)

Reunion Goals

5) I never thought I would see your face again, but now God has let me see your children, too! (Genesis 48:11)

6) Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power. (Psalm 145:4)

7) Those who are wise will . . . see in our history the faithful love of the Lord. (Psalm 107:43)

8) What good fellowship we once enjoyed as we walked together to the house of God. (Isaiah 55: 14)

9) Remember the days of long ago; think about the generations past. Ask your father, and he will inform you. Inquire of your elders, and they will tell you. (Deuteronomy 32:7)

10) Celebrate because of all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household. (Deuteronomy 26:11)

Celebrate . . . All the Good Things.

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Which of the following goals gets you most excited about a family reunion?

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Exhortations

11) Be careful to obey all my commands, so that all will go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and pleasing to the Lord your God. (Deuteronomy 12:28)

12) But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. . . But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)

13) Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household. (Acts 16:31)

14) Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. (Proverbs 22:6)

15) Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad. (Proverbs 29:17)

They Will Make Your Heart Glad

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16) If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

17) If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. (Psalm 91: 9, 10)

18) Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. . . It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night . . . for God gives rest to his loved ones. (Psalm 127: 1, 2)

19) Who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. (Luke 14: 28, 29)

20) If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? (1 John 3:17)

21) Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. (James 4:17)

22) So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Legacy

23) These are the children God has graciously given to me. (Genesis 33:5)

24) How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. (Psalm 112: 1, 2)

25) May God pass on to you and your descendants the blessings he promised to Abraham. (Genesis 28:4)

26) Serious problem. . . Money is put into risky investments that turn sour, and everything is lost. In the end, there is nothing left to pass on to one’s children. (Ecclesiastes 5:13)

27) An inheritance obtained too early in life is not a blessing in the end. (Proverbs 20:21)

28) Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren. (Proverbs 13:22)

29) By the power of your hand, O Lord . . . satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones. May their children have plenty, leaving an inheritance for their descendants. (Psalm 17:14)

30) This is the everlasting covenant: I will always be your God and the God of your descendants after you. (Genesis 17: 7)


Charge to Family Members

31) Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. (Hebrews 13:1)

32) Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes! - Nehemiah 4:14

33) Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery. (Hebrews 13:4)

Remain Faithful

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34) Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. (Exodus 20: 8-10)

35) Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. (1 Thessalonians 14, 15)

36) Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. (Ephesians 4:2)

37) Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)

38) Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. . . Teach the older women to . . . train the younger women. . . Encourage the young men to live wisely. (Titus 2: 2-4, 6)

39) Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18)

40) Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

© 2018 Dora Weithers

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    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      8 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Manatita. Seems that the Corinthians verse is becoming a regular ending.

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      manatita44 

      8 months ago from london

      I like your quotes. They are encouraging and inspirational and you seem to have categorised them well. Some rather charming pictures and again I love that you have ended with 1Corinthians 13: 13 here. It is a beautiful piece!

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Dianna. Can't imagine a family gathering that does not give God honor for the privilege. You're right.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      9 months ago

      The scriptures will certainly remind us what is important as we unite with our families. Unity is so precious and your words bring this out to me more than anything. It does bring joy to your life.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Devika. No better place to emphasize those family values than in the family reunion.

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      Devika Primić 

      9 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Amazing! It is such a great event to have with family Values and traditions are so important in family.

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Bill. I enjoy doing these compilations, and enjoy it even more when readers are impressed or inspired.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Chitrangada. Seems that you have really enjoyable reunions. Thanks for sharing.

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      William Kovacic 

      9 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Well, Dora. You did your research on this one. I think that's about as complete list as you can get - and divided into topics, too! Nice job of stirring the memories and calling families together.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      9 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Family reunions are a blessing, and by God’s grace, we have them often. I love celebrations with family, moments of happiness, sharing joys and sorrows, enjoying togetherness. The festivals are best enjoyed with family.

      Awesome quotes and a beautifully presented article!

      Thanks for sharing!

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Flourish. I wonder exciting how the reunion can be with a very large family! It might be worth a try.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      9 months ago from USA

      I haven’t been to a family reunion since I was a child. However, one side of my family all lives in the same vicinity. We used to regularly have cookout that served as impromptu family reunions but the family is so large now we do t do it. I especially enjoyed your family photos.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Mary. We should really remember to add spiritual significance to the blessed opportunity of fellowshiping with family.

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      Mary Norton 

      9 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Family reunions are so much alive that most of the time my friends go home for such occasions. Remembering these quotes on such gatherings will give it a more spiritual meaning.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Frank. Blessings on you and yours also.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      9 months ago from Shelton

      what a stabilizing and wonderful share MsDora Bless you and yours...:)

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Linda, thank God for social media. Make the best of it, if that's what you have. Best to you and relatives going forward.

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      Linda Crampton 

      9 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love family reunions. Unfortunately, apart from one exception my relatives live far away, so it's unlikely that we'll meet in person any time soon. Email and social media are great in this situation, though! Thanks for reminding us of the importance of family.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Eric. No matter the number, regardless of how often, the meeting up is wonderful. Enjoy ti every time!

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      Eric Dierker 

      9 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We are so small in that regard that we just meet up a few times a year.

      As always I love you verses.

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you, Sean. I believe with you on the value of the Bible. Paul is one of my favorites too. I appreciate your input.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks, Janis. I don't blame you. Just the thought of Jamaican food makes me and smell it.

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      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Bill, I can relate. I have no siblings. I crash other people's reunion and I have a great time.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      9 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

      Said by the Great Paul in a beautiful city of Greece, Corinthos (Κόρινθος).

      I love Paul (I gave his name to my second son), and I think that this saying is one of the best. You can live your life happily just with those three things.

      I always believed that you could have a library that having only one book, The Bible, and being full of knowledge!

      Dear Sister in Love

      thank you for your precious work on that book.

      God Bless you.

      Sean

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      9 months ago from Washington, DC

      Very nice, Ms. Dora. Regarding your poll, I get excited about the food, so I didn't vote! I always look forward to the authentic Jamaican spread.

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      Bill Holland 

      9 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm afraid I don't have enough family left for a reunion. I've outlived them all, and I'm not much on a reunion just for me. :) Inspirational as always, dear friend.

    • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

      Dora Weithers 

      9 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thank to you Jackie, for your early comment and your continual support. We all need occasional reminders; that's just the way it is.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      9 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Some of the most beautiful scriptures I do not recall reading. Shame on me and thank you so much for making me want to dig into the scriptures!

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