Bible Verses About Walking Away From Family

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Today we will be dealing with bible verses about walking away from family. A family is a distinctive unit of our life. While we may not have much choice in choosing our family, the bond we share with them can make and unmake us. If you are fortunate to have a family whose bond strengthens you to become better in life, stay with your family. However, if otherwise, your best bet might be to walk away from family just like Abraham did.

God knew Abraham can’t continue to reside with his family and still become who God has destined him to become. So, the first thing God told Abraham was to walk away from his family. Genesis 12:1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee.

One thing is certain from the story of Abraham walking away from family. Faith is valid in ensuring God fulfills His promises. When Abraham was told to leave his family, God didn’t show Abraham or gave him a substitute. The instruction was for him to walk away first to a land God will show him. So at the time, he was leaving his family, he completely had no idea of where he was heading. But he still took the step of faith.

If Abraham had hesitated, he would not have been able to manifest in the capacity God wants him. Similarly, some of us need to walk away from family to establish the covenant of God over our lives. This doesn’t mean us neglecting our families or forsaking them. It just means sometimes our blessing is in a foreign land. Joseph also left his family. He went as far into the land of Egypt to fulfill his purpose and in the end, he was reunited with his family.

Is God telling you to move away from your kindred? are you reluctant to obey the instructions of God? we have compiled a series of bible verses about walking away from family.


1. Matthew 10:34-37

Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.


2. Galatians 6:1

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.


3. Numbers 14:18

The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.


4. Proverbs 6:16-19

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.


5. Exodus 21:7-11

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do. If she does not please her master, who has designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He shall have no right to sell her to a foreign people, since he has broken faith with her. If he designates her for his son, he shall deal with her as with a daughter. If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, or her marital rights. And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.


6. Luke 14:12

And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.


7. Matthew 19:29

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.


8. Luke 18:29

And He said to them, “Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God.


9. 2 Corinthians 12:14

Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.


10. 1 John 2:1-29

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him.


11. 1 Timothy 2:1-15

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.


12. Matthew 18:6

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.



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