There is no love like the love of our Heavenly Father. Here are 7 Bible verses about the Father’s love.
Four weeks ago our first child, Judah Cai Lincoln, was born into the world. Being apart of the entire process from the very first moment we found out we were pregnant was a constant flood of excitement and joy.
Even though every day that past by and every celebration we had as we eagerly awaited the birth of our son increased that joy and excitement we had, nothing prepared me for the overwhelming feeling I would have as I held my newborn son in my arms for the first time.
As I held Judah in my arms I caught a small glimpse of what our Heavenly Father must feel for us as he holds us in His arms.
I felt as though I would give anything for him, do anything for him, and there is nothing in this world that could keep me from loving him. For the first time, all of the scriptures about the Father’s love had such a deeper more personal meaning to me.
Parenthood is such an amazing blessing that our Father has bestowed upon us. It’s something to truly be celebrated and cherished. It’s a powerful gift that not only brings us great joy but allows us to have a deeper understanding of the love that our Heavenly Father has for us.
Here are 7 verses about the Father’s love!
7 Beautiful Verses About The Father’s Love
1. John 3:16 – His Love Is Sacrificial
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He gave His only begotten son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this to give us new life and so that we could spend eternity with Him.
This is true, sacrificial, and unconditional love.
2. 1 John 3:1 – We Are Called His Children
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!..“ 1 John 3:1
Not only does God love us but He has adopted us into His family calling us sons and daughters. As Christians, we have to step into the full understanding of this, living our lives as though we believe this to be true.
This verse makes me think of all the feelings I felt the very first time I held my son Judah in my arms. I knew in my heart there was nothing I would not do for my son, God feels the same way about us!
3. Matthew 18:12-14 – He Leaves The 99
“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.” Matthew 18:12-14
Our Heavenly Father loves each of us like there is only one of us. This is probably the hardest concept to grasp when we first come to Christ. It’s hard to believe that with so many Christians in the world, God could have so much love for just one of us.
There are about 2.2 billion people in this world who identify as Christians that’s nearly one-third of the earth’s population! Now whether or not all of these people really know Jesus as their personal Savior is a whole other discussion but still, the Father loves us so much that He is willing to leave the entire flock in order to bring one of us back to Him!
4. Matthew 7:9-11 – He Gives Us Good Gifts
“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11-12
Our Heavenly Father is so good to us. He loves us, is for us, and will give us the desires of our heart as we delight in Him.
Now if you are praying right now for a new sports car or worldly possession you are really missing the point. When we learn to truly delight in Him we are transformed by the renewing of our minds and that’s when we can begin to understand His good and perfect will.
As we come to this understanding we gain confidence in approaching God because we know that what we ask is according to His will not our own. At that point, we know that we have what we asked of Him!
5. Matthew 6:8 – He Knows Before We Ask
“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:8
One common thing I always see in new Christians is this fear or uncertainty of how they should pray. Like there is some special way to do it in order to be heard.
Our Father loves us more than we will ever understand or imagine in this lifetime and He knows what we need even before we ask. As children of God, we need to stand in this truth and allow what is on our hearts to pour out to Him in thanksgiving, prayer, and trust that our prayers are heard no matter how long or how “well” we pray because He already knows what we need before we even ask!
6. John 14:15-17 – He Gives Us His Spirit
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.” John 14:15-17
The first and greatest gift we receive as we become children of our Heavenly Father through faith in Jesus Christ is the Holy Spirit. This is the greatest example of the truth of number 4 and 5 on our list.
The Holy Spirit guides us through the scriptures and into all the truth. This great gift of God is the gift of God Himself and His spirit is what empowers us to become true children of God and followers of Christ!
7. Romans 8:15-16 – His Spirit Testifies To Our Spirit
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:15-16
The spirit not only empowers us to walk like Jesus did but the Spirit of God testifies with our spirit that we are God’s Children!
This internal testimony is the main reason that I know for sure in my heart that Jesus is God! After being born again I was transformed from the inside out, made into a completely new creation! Not only did others notice this drastic life change but I noticed a difference inside of me and realized that it was not I who changed who I was but Christ in me!
Every time I look at my beautiful child it reminds me of how beautiful we are in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. Becoming a father has truly opened my eyes to a fuller understanding of the verses in the bible that talk about God’s love for us.
These are just a handful of verses about how wide, long, high, and deep is the love of God. His love is so great that He gave His one and only son for us, to free us from the bondage of sin and transform us into who we were truly created to be!
How great is the love of our God!