15 Bible Verses for Grandparents

Adda Frick
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Grandparents play a special role in the lives of their children and grandchildren: not only do they have the opportunity to teach the Gospel  to their grandchildren, but they have the opportunity to live as reflections of God’s  work in their lives as they live alongside them.

The Bible continually recognizes those who not only followed His word but taught and instilled it in their children in such a way that it even effected their grandchildren. These verses outline what the Bible has to say to grandparents and older people who are a part of His kingdom.

What Does the Bible Say to Grandparents?

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 4:9
“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children—”

Psalm 92:12–15
The righteous flourish like the palm tree
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
They are planted in the house of the LORD;
they flourish in the courts of our God.
They still bear fruit in old age;
they are ever full of sap and green,
to declare that the LORD is upright;
he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 103:17–18
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Proverbs 16:31
Gray hair is a crown of glory;
it is gained in a righteous life.

Proverbs 17:6
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged,
and the glory of children is their fathers.

New Testament

2 Timothy 1:5
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well.

Titus 2:2–5
Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

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