Do you know how much God loves you? Knowing the greatness of God’s love can touch your heart and transform your life. These 7 verses will help you understand more deeply the great love that God has for you.
1. God loved you first
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be offered as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins. (1 John 4:10)
God took the initiative by sending his Son to die on the cross. Not only that, but God was thinking of you when He sent Jesus. He knows you and loves you forever.
2. God is your friend
No one has greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
Jesus wants to be your closest friend. He loves you so much that he decided to die to save you.
3. God’s love is unconditional
But God demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5: 8)
God loves you even though He knows all your faults. His love has no limits. He is ready to forgive and restore you. You just have to accept their friend request.
4. Greater than a mother’s love
Can a mother forget her suckling child, and stop loving the child she has given birth to? Even if she forgot, I won’t forget you! (Isaiah 49:15)
God’s love is greater than that of the most loving mother in the world. Even if you have never known the love of your earthly parents, you can know the great love of God.
5. You are a child of God
Notice what great love the Father has given us, to be called children of God! And we are! The world does not know us, precisely because it did not know him. (1 John 3: 1)
By accepting God’s love in your life, you become a member of God’s family, with all the privileges of a beloved child.
6. God’s love protects
How precious, oh God, is your great love! Every human being finds refuge in the shadow of your wings.
(Psalm 36: 7)
In his love, God protects you as a bird cares for its young and protects them from the dangers of the world.
7. Jesus gave everything
You already know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, although he was rich, became poor because of you, so that through your poverty you could become rich. (2 Corinthians 8: 9)
Jesus left all his glory in heaven and suffered a lot out of love for you. Jesus considered all of this worthwhile because He loves you. God’s love gives you a lot of value.