The Bible is full of guides and commands for how we can bless our homes and families. Here are 10 examples of key lessons from Scripture.
#1 Place God Before Everything Else in Your Home
Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”
Christ must be the center of our homes and families; anything else is the wrong priority. He must be the guiding motivation behind our thoughts, our words, and our actions. Only then can we truly say that our homes are centered around Him.
#2 Building a Home Wisely Leads to Greater Benefit to Our Lives
Proverbs 24:3-4 says, “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
When we center our conversations and decisions around Scripture, we seek the wisdom of God rather than simply relying on our own strength. This ensures that its foundation will be strong and that all other areas of our lives will be blessed. God’s riches are always more valuable than wealth or possessions, and they will lead to everlasting satisfaction.
#3 Listen to Jesus, and Then Follow up with Your Actions
Matthew 7:24 says, “Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
The parable of the wise man and the foolish man is familiar to many, but the lesson remains powerful today. When we not only listen to what Jesus says, but we actually do something with that knowledge and convert it into obedience, then our homes will be secure when trouble comes. Otherwise, a different foundation will give way under trial, and our homes will be washed away beneath our feet.
#4 Choose the Lord Always
Joshua 24:15 says, “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Joshua placed this challenge before his people: choose whom they would serve. He also made it clear what his choice would be: serving God. When we are confronted with this decision, may we also have the courage, resolve, and dedication to say with Joshua, “We will serve the Lord.”
#5 Gather Together with Joy and Gratitude
Acts 2:46 says, “And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.”
The early church was centered not in lavish buildings, but in people’s homes. They lived life together, shared their food and possessions, and built each other up in prayer and in the Word. One way to bless your home is to take that blessing out to other homes in your circle of family and friends.
#6 Love Should Remain at the Center of All Things
Colossians 3:14 says, “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
When love guides our actions and we refrain from speaking out of hate or selfishness, it will create lasting bonds of unity that place God at the center. This is one key way that we can reinforce God’s place in our hearts and our homes.
#7 Recognize that God is More Important than Anything Else
Hebrews 3:3-4 says, “For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)”
The writer of Hebrews compared the old and new covenants with Israel. The old covenant, or the “house” that Moses built, was imperfect and merely pointed to the perfect consummation of the new covenant. The blood of Jesus provided the redemption and sanctification that the old Law could not, and so was of greater importance than the original Law.
Both covenants came from God, but only Jesus’ sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection have eternal value for everyone alike. In this way, God’s covenant is of infinitely more worth than the institutions of man.
#8 God Will Give Peace to Our Homes
Isaiah 32:18 says, “My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.”
A central tenant of prophecies that looked to the coming kingdom of God was a peace that pervaded every town and every home. The people would no longer be at war, and would never again have to fear invasion or oppression. Their world would be quiet, and they could rest assured that God’s protection and provision were sufficient for them.
When we place our trust in God and seek His will for our lives and our homes, we invite that same peace to take up residence with us, and it will never disappoint.
#9 Proclaim Blessings of God’s Love Over Your Home
Numbers 6:24-26 says, “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.”
This familiar benediction has been recited at church services for centuries. Similar blessings and proclamations may be made over our homes in times of thanksgiving, or joy, or struggle, or sorrow, or confrontation, or healing.
It is always important to speak the truth of Scripture into our lives, and this is also important for the success and flourishing of our homes. When we bring our concerns or our praises to God and speak His truth over them, we ask Him to sanctify them if they are from Him and to remove them if they are not.
#10 Remember That Your Home is a Blessing from God
Ecclesiastes 2:24 says, “There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God.”
God blesses us with our homes, our jobs, our wealth, and everything we have. We are merely stewards of those blessings since we could not do anything to deserve them on our own merit.
However, while we should remain quick and eager to hand them back to God, God gave us those gifts for our enjoyment. Receive them in gratitude, and enjoy them with God’s blessing.
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.