Everyone loves babies, and it’s a universal truth. But the Bible is even more versatile than that, and it can be applied to every person on the planet.
This blog post covers Bible verses that talk about what happens when babies die as infants or as young children;
Bible Verses About Babies Going To Heaven
God sent His son Jesus Christ to die in our place. Jesus took the punishment we deserve, but He did not pay that price on His own.
Christ was wholly and entirely human. And yet He died utterly obedient to God’s will.
These are Bible verses about babies going to heaven;
And as for your little ones, who you said would become a prey, and your children, who today have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in there. And to them I will give it, and they shall possess it.
Deuteronomy 1:39 ESV
It is disconcerting to think about how swiftly and thoroughly God sees through our justifications.
We frequently assume that others won’t be able to refute our justifications, yet God can see right through them.
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:13-14 ESV
These young children were brought to the Lord Jesus for His benediction, and He never brushed them off.
Instead, He extended His loving and blessing hands to them, knowing that their young, innocent hearts would reflect the intense love He felt for them—a godly love that the Lord Jesus has saved for all of His own.
Jesus was aware that the children in the temple would shout “Hosanna to the Son of David,” even as the Jews cried out for His blood.
And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 18:3 ESV
Children were treated more like objects than as unique people in those times. They were to be seen, not heard, it was agreed.
Jesus explained that to enter the kingdom, much less to be the greatest in the kingdom, we must accept this kind of humble position.
We are aware that Jesus Christ was the greatest person in the kingdom, and this implies that Jesus Himself was innocent and lowly.
He was unconcerned with his position. He wasn’t required to command attention, had no menacing presence, and could not be tracked.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 18:10 ESV
Do not belittle babies, for God’s heart and eyes are continually on them, and we would do well to treat them with love and respect. God defends the meek.
2 Samuel 12:22-23
He said, “While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept, for I said, ‘Who knows whether the Lord will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”
2 Samuel 12:22-23 ESV
When the child passed away, he felt at peace, knowing that he had done everything in his power to appeal to God’s mercy during a trying moment.
David was sure that he would see his son in heaven. This suggests that newborns and possibly young children who depart from this world into the next will enter heaven.
Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
Luke 18:15-16 ESV
Luke added the story of Jesus receiving children to demonstrate the humility required for salvation.
The concept of humility serves as a connecting thread with what came before. To receive God’s grace, humility is required.
Jesus encourages us to behave like infants. The childish spirit is the key to entering God’s kingdom; it is the ability to maintain awe, lives in unwavering trust, follow out of instinct, forgives, and forget.
And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
Mark 10:13-14 ESV
It is crucial to bring babies and young children to the Lord, consecrate them to Him, instruct them in the Scriptures, and train them on the right path.
In this verse, Jesus says out loud that someone’s life must be as humble as a baby’s for them to enter the kingdom of heaven.
1 Corinthians 7:14
For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
1 Corinthians 7:14 ESV
A believing spouse benefits the non-believing spouse and the children because it may be claimed that they are now holy.
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14 ESV
Young children’s trusting hearts are priceless, and we can learn so much from their clear example about the importance of developing complete faith in God and expressing unadulterated joy in the Lord Jesus Christ because doing so blesses God’s heart and honors His holy name.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5 ESV
“Before I formed you in the womb,” Jeremiah was told, “I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you. You are now a prophet to the nations, in my opinion.”
Jeremiah emphasizes in this verse that God knew every one of us even before we were born and that he knew our hearts before we were created.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to all men because all sinned
Romans 5:12 ESV
Praise God that there is a significant distinction between God’s wonderful gift of Christ and Adam’s sin because many people died due to the sin of this one wayward man, Adam.
However, God’s amazing grace and the gift of pardon are much better because they allow anybody who desires to get pardoned for their sins via one perfect person, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psalm 51:5 ESV
We are all the offspring of sinful parents, and we all have a sinful nature and are sinners. We all need God to forgive us because we fall short of his perfect righteousness.
Like all humans, David was born a sinner, but he had been rescued by grace by faith in God’s Word, and his faith was regarded as righteousness.
David recognized his sinfulness, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
Bible Verses about Babies Dying and Going to Heaven
These are Bible verses about babies dying and going to heaven. Since death is something we all fear, we shouldn’t be surprised at the comfort of knowing this verse is in God’s Word.
Between the lines of these verses, you’ll find guidance, comfort, wisdom, and assurance that whatever happens in our lives, God has a purpose and will see us through until eternity.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God
Matthew 5:8 ESV
The expression “pure of heart” refers to straightness, honesty, and clarity in ancient Greek. Children or babies are considered to have pure hearts in this sense.
The Lord Jesus admonished us to act like children to join God’s kingdom. Children will be able to see God because they have a pure heart, which is free from sin.
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household
Acts 16:31 ESV
Let’s share this straightforward but transforming truth with everyone we come across.
Let’s avoid complicating the simplicity of the gospel with any of our rules, regulations, or human reasoning.
Instead, let’s inform those seeking salvation that they are saved through faith in the suffering, death, and Resurrection of our dear Savior, Jesus Christ.
So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish
Matthew 18:14 ESV
They are in the care of the Father. The Father always sees the faces of their angels, and He does not want anybody to perish.
Be careful not to offend one of those innocent children who has faith and confidence in Him.
For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
Acts 2:39 ESV
I want God to help every one of us be willing to receive whatever it is He wants to give to us. So that we can develop into whatever God wants us to be.
So that we can indeed bear witness to His love in the world we currently inhabit, therefore, God bless you as you go forth and testify about Jesus Christ.
And may the manifestation of the works of God in you in your life. In His honor.
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
Mark 10:15 ESV
Since everyone must enter the kingdom of God with an open heart, a willing mind, and a positive reaction to the truth of the glorious gospel of grace, children are the ideal role models to show us how to do so.
We should all approach Jesus with the same eagerness and simplicity that children do: hopelessly, simply, trustingly, without any personal merit, without any taught biases, and with an open mind that is prepared to accept the truth voluntarily and joyously.
It is not surprising that we are all commanded to approach Jesus in the manner of a small child; after all, I firmly believe that no one will ever enter the kingdom of God until they do so.
Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger
Psalm 8:2 ESV
David believed that because babies and nursing infants display God’s strength, the power and glory of God can be seen in them.
David touched on a recurring subject in the Bible: the notion that God utilizes weak things to reveal His strength and grandeur.
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it, we saw that a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself
Philippians 3:20-21 ESV
God gives us the unique opportunity to be one of his offspring and a member of his heavenly family.
Say this word of prayer;
Thank you, Father, for the abundance of mercy and love you have shown me, transforming me into one of Your heavenly people and bestowing me a divine inheritance.
In the name of Jesus, AMEN, I pray that I may honor Your holy name during my time on earth through my speech and behavior.