God’s Love for His Children

God’s Love for His Children

“Jesus loves me, this I KNOW.“ God loves all humanity and there is a
sense in which all who are on the earth are His children as His creation (Ps.
8:3-8; Acts 17:28-29). Yet, the ones who call on Him as Father, through
Jesus Christ, truly are His children (cf. Jn. 1:12; Acts 2:21, 38; Eph. 1:5;
5:1-8). How do I know Jesus loves me? Look at ways the Bible tells me so:
God’s nature is evidence of His love for His children. “God is love” (I
Jn. 4:8). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes
down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow
of turning” (Jas. 1:17). The changeless nature of God shows He loves us and
will always love us. He will always be a source of constant strength,
stability, wisdom, and love. “Yes, Jesus loves me.“

God’s physical provisions are evidence of His love for His children.
God created the world “very good.” He provides for His creation, and He
will provide for us! In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives points to the
birds and grass to materially worried people. Jesus concluded, “seek first
the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be
added to you” (Matt. 6:25-34). “Yes, Jesus loves me.“

God’s instruction is evidence of His love for His children. One man
said, “Rules without relationship equals rebellion, but relationship without
rules equals chaos.” Many parents know the pain and sorrow of both of
these extremes. God in His great love for us did not leave us without a
moral guide, but the Bible, is His word to His children to know Him and who
He wants us to be (Eph. 5:1, 8). “Yes, Jesus loves me.“

God’s chastening is evidence of His love for His children. “If you
endure chastening, God deals with you as sons; for what son is there whom
a father does not chasten” (Heb. 12:7)? Chastening and discipline
demonstrate love. God chastens us “for our profit that we may be partakers
of His holiness” (Heb. 12:10). God wants the “peaceable fruit of
righteousness” to grow in our lives, and therefore He disciplines us as His
children. How deep the Father’s love for us! “Yes, Jesus loves me.“

God’s Sacrifice is evidence of His love for His children. “For God so
loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in
Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (Jn. 3:16). The greatest
evidence of God’s love for us is in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross
for our sins. We should have a profound appreciation for the “width and
length and depth and height” of the love of Christ which “passes
knowledge” (Eph. 3:18-19). “Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.


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