Bible verses about

God loves children! Those with childlike faith, ready belief, genuine joy, and easy excitement have a special place in our Father’s heart.

“Allow the little children… to come to me,” Jesus said (Matthew 19:14 WEB), “for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.” Praise God for His love for the little ones. And praise Him for blessing me and calling me His child.

Children are God’s heritage and His reward

Psalm 127:3

Behold, children are a heritage of the LORD. The fruit of the womb is his reward.

The most powerful human is as a little child when compared to God

1 Kings 3:7

Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king instead of David my father. I am just a little child. I don’t know how to go out or come in.

Children are capable of making a decision for God

2 Chronicles 20:13

All Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

Jesus loves children

Mark 10:13-16

They were bringing to him little children, that he should touch them, but the disciples rebuked those who were bringing them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said to them, “Allow the little children to come to me! Don’t forbid them, for God’s Kingdom belongs to such as these. Most certainly I tell you, whoever will not receive God’s Kingdom like a little child, he will in no way enter into it.” He took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Children are an important part of God’s Kingdom

Matthew 18:2-4

Jesus called a little child to himself, and set him in the middle of them and said, “Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn and become as little children, you will in no way enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

Jesus holds child care givers to the highest expectations

Matthew 18:4-6

Whoever therefore humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoever receives one such little child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to stumble, it would be better for him if a huge millstone were hung around his neck and that he were sunk in the depths of the sea.

God pays close attention to how we treat children

Luke 9:46-48

An argument arose among them about which of them was the greatest. Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts, took a little child, and set him by his side, and said to them, “Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me. Whoever receives me receives him who sent me. For whoever is least among you all, this one will be great.”

We have only a child’s understanding of Jesus’ complexity

John 13:33-34

Little children, I will be with you a little while longer. You will seek me, and as I said to the Jews, ‘Where I am going, you can’t come,’ so now I tell you. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also love one another.

Like human parents, God loves to give gifts to his children

Matthew 7:10-11

Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

Early childhood education is critically important

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Children are a glorious blessing

Proverbs 17:6

Children’s children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents.

Parents have a duty to teach their children about God

Deuteronomy 31:12-13

Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and the foreigners who are within your gates, that they may hear, learn, fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as you live in the land where you go over the Jordan to possess it.

God notices how we treat children

Matthew 10:42

“Whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, most certainly I tell you, he will in no way lose his reward.”