God’s declarations of love for you

Have a throne-life attitude - As Jesus Is, So Are You| Pastor Prince

In this blog post, I wanted to share some of my favorite verses about God’s love for us as His children. There are a number of verses in the Bible that show His love for us, both in the old testament and the new testament. And we know that as children of the Most-High God, all the promises of God are yes and amen for us in Christ Jesus, and that includes the promises of His love.

20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

2 Corinthians 1

I have another post that wrote before titled: Believe He loves you, where I encouraged us to believe that He loves us no matter what is going on in our lives or what we have done. (This is a truth I have learned over the years from Pastor Joseph Prince.)

16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

1 John 4:16

I wanted to mention the verse above because it is important for us to believe He loves us. We don’t just need to know the declarations of His love, but we also need to believe them.

For the next declaration, we have something a little more popular that we are taught as little children in church:

16 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.

John 3:16

This is a well-known scripture, but how good are we at personalizing it? Pastor Prince has said in a couple of His sermons that one problem people have with this verse is that they keep it at the level of the world. But when you personalize it, it teaches you so much more.

The next verse touches on two things, His love is perfected among us, and we love because He first loved us.

17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love [c]Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4

Because He loves us we can have the boldness to go before Him in our day of trial (see previous post on this if you are interested). And we love because He first loved us. We can only truly love each other when we know how much He loves us.

10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

1 John 4

It all starts with His love for you, then you can love others in a way that gives glory to Him.

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

1 John 4

Next, we have Jesus talking to our Abba Father about how much He, the Father, loves us. The Father doesn’t just love Jesus, He loves you too.

23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

John 17

And then there is when Christ Himself declared His love for us.

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.

John 15

And He goes on to say,

12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

John 15

We can only love others as He wants us to when we have accepted and believed in His love. And we can only love ourselves with a pure God kind of love when we know how much He loves us.

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.

Jeremiah 31 vs 3

I also love how nothing on earth or in heaven could ever separate me from the love of Christ.

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8

And even if I mess up…and let’s be honest, I do that every day, He still loves me.

“To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again. 10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54

Below are a couple of more verses that let us know about His love for us.

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of [a]God! Therefore the world does not know [b]us, because it did not know Him.

1 John

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Galatians 2

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)

Ephesians 2

Since you were precious in My sight, You have been honored, And I have loved you; Therefore I will give men for you, And people for your life.

Isaiah 43

To close this off, I want to add two things, first the story of the prodigal son where a Father demonstrates His love to both His sons and secondly, John who called himself the disciple whom Jesus loves.

In the first, the sons didn’t believe the Father loved them, and yet He still expressed His love to them. Both sons, while coming from two opposite ends, did not depend on His love yet they still got it. The first son tried to work for the love he already had but he ended up being bitter, and the second son could only recognize the Father’s kindness towards his servants but not His love for His son.

Are you either one of these sons?

Then there John who called himself the disciple whom Jesus loves. This statement only shows up in John’s own book, so it was definitely a belief and declaration on his part. Pastor Prince always talks about how while Peter was always focused on his own love for Jesus, John was always focused on Jesus’ love for Him. Jesus loved them all the same, but John got to be closer to Jesus because John knew he was loved.

Will you live you life like Peter or like John?

Every morning I like to pray these two verses:

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life… 12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;
    destroy all my foes,
    for I am your servant.

Psalm 143

His faithful love is fresh every morning and we need to soak it up every day when we wake up.

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3

There are so many more verses that express God’s love for us that I didn’t mention here such as 1 Peter 5:7 and 2 Chronicles 6:14. Do you have any verses about how much He loves you that you love which I haven’t mentioned?

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!

    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 36

Until next time-

Be blessed, and remember that you are loved and highly favor!

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