8300 love, and the world

8300 love, and the world

Scripture promotes the love of family, home and country and contains many examples of such love.

Parental love

Aspects of parental love Pr 13:24; Eph 6:4 See also Dt 6:7; 2Co 12:14; Col 3:21; 1Ti 3:4; 2Ti 3:15

Examples of maternal love Ge 21:16 Hagar; Ex 2:3 Moses’mother; Jdg 5:28; 1Sa 2:19 Hannah; 2Sa 21:10; 1Ki 3:26; 1Ki 17:18 The Shunammite: 2Ki 4:20,27
Mt 15:22 pp Mk 7:26; Lk 2:48; Lk 7:12-13 the widow of Nain; Jn 19:25

Examples of paternal love Ge 22:2 Abraham; Ge 31:28; Ge 37:35; Ge 42:38 David: 2Sa 12:16; 2Sa 13:39
Mk 5:23 pp Lk 8:41-42 Jairus

Love for parents

Ex 20:12; 1Ti 5:4 See also Ge 46:29 Joseph; Lev 19:3; Jdg 11:36; 1Sa 22:3 David; 1Ki 19:20 Elisha; Jer 35:8; Mt 15:4 pp Mk 7:10; Lk 2:51; Jn 19:26-27; Eph 6:1; Col 3:20

Other instances of family love

Ge 34:7; Ge 45:14-15 Joseph and his brothers; Ru 1:16-17; 2Sa 13:22 Mordecai and Esther: Est 2:7,11

Love of home and country

Examples of love of home Ge 31:30; Ge 49:29; Ge 50:25; Nu 10:30; Ru 1:6; 2Sa 10:12; 2Sa 19:37; 2Sa 23:15; Ne 4:14

Exhortations to patriotism Ps 122:6; Ps 137:5-6 See also 2Sa 1:20; Est 4:8; Jer 51:50

Examples of patriotism 1Sa 17:26; 1Sa 27:8-10; Ne 1:3-4; Ne 2:5; Est 8:6; Ps 137:1; Jer 51:51; Ro 9:3

See also

4030world, behaviour in
5053responsibility for world
5339home
5664children
5684fathers
5718mothers
5731parents
8211commitment to world
8232discipline, family
8778materialism
8848worldliness
8848worldliness

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