The Bible makes us, as Christians, know that kids are a gift from God, and as parents, we must exhibit our Love to our children and others.

We must do our best to live the Christ-like Love to all around us and do our best to take out wickedness in our hearts.

Bible Verses About Parents Love

Are you interested in reading and learning what the Bible says about parental Love? The following Bible verses regarding parents’ Love from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible are arranged from most to least applicable for your understanding.

Ephesians 6:4 – Father’s love for his child

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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Parents are to love and cherish their children as Christ loves us; they are to train the children in the ways of the Lord, teaching God’s commandments and laws.

Parents are to be a disciplinarian to their children, never to spare the rod when they do things contrary to God’s commandments or society.

Proverbs 22:6 – Biblical ways to train his children

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

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Parents are vested with the massive duty of training their children as they grow, teaching, and instructing them on what is right and wrong.

How parents raise their children will show when they grow to maturity and will affect society negatively or positively.

Colossians 3:14 – A mother’s love for her child

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

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Parents are to show Love to their children even after they have offended them; they’re to show Love to children after disciplining them for the wrong they did.

Parents who treat their children with Love will make them understand that beating them wasn’t out of hatred but to guide them for a better tomorrow.

Exodus 20:12 – Children honor your father and mother

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

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Children are to keep and resappreciateeir father and mother, for it’s the right thing a child does to the parent, and it’s the right thing in God’s sight.

Respect is reciprocal as you respect your parents as a child, and the children you are older than will also respect you. Even your children will also love and respect you.

Psalm 103:13 – A father’s compassion

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.

Psalm 103:13(ESV)

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of one’s wisdom. God wants us to fear and respect him; this gives one sense of not going against His will and instruction.

The same goes with parents; when s child fears the father, the child won’t want to do anything against the father’s will, and the child will love and respect the child’s decision.

1 John 4:8 – God’s pattern of love

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

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God is Love, and anyone who whevievievievievieviloves is of God. God expects a parent to love all children, whether theirs or not; we’re expected to love everyone unconditionally.

God showed us, Love in diverse ways, forgiving our sins and even sending His son to redeem us from sin. God wants us to reciprocate that same Love to friends and family.

Romans 5:8 – Christ’s love for the church

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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God so much loved us, even when we were sinners, even when we disobeyed him; God still loved us and even gave His son to die for our sinners; what a great love.

As parents, God wants parents to love their children unconditionally the same way God loved us and gave His only son; parents are to do the same and forgive their children any time they offend or disobey them.

Colossians 3:20 – Children’s responsibility to their parent

Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

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As children, God is pleased with any child who obeys and respects their parents. Obedience is a sign of humility, and God wants godly children to behave and be humble to their parents.

God made a promise to those who obey their parents for long life; they shall live because they have followed the instruction of God and His commandment.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

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Love is the greatest; Jesus Christ, in His ministry on earth, taught and showed people Love, even as a pastor, evangelist, and Bishop; when there’s no love, the specks are nothing.

Love is patient; Love gives to those with nothing, Love forgives everyone that offends them, and Love does not hate his neighbor’s prosperity.

Proverbs 13:24

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

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Parents are to train their children in the ways of the Lord by disciplining them when they do anything wrong; parents are responsible for watching their children know the kind of friends they walk with.

A parent who fails to train or discipline their children don’t love them, and a father or mother who loves their children will never spare the rod when the child misbehaves.

Proverbs 1:8

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching,

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Christian parents must teach and instruct their children in the ways of the Lord, which will lead them to a better tomorrow.

God has given His children the guidelines we must follow and teach them daily, so they will not forget them.

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

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God showed His children how to love genuinely by giving out the dearest person to Him to come to earth and die for man’s sin.

Jesus Christ also showed His Love to humanity by accepting to come man’s sin, the sin He never committed, just to take the man back to God’s original plan.

1 John 4:10

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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God showed His children how to love genuinely by giving out the dearest person to Him to come to earth and die for the sin of man. Even in our sinful nature, we didn’t even love or respect His commandment, yet He loved us to send His son on earth.

Jesus Christ also showed His Love to humanity by accepting to come to earth to die for the sin He never committed, to take man back to God’s original plan.

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

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God wants us to love Him so we can keep His commandment and do what is right in his sight.

God expects us to love him by our actions, not just by word; He wants us to meditate on His word day in and out so that we may also teach them to our children and always meditate on them.

1 John 3:1

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

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There’s no greater love than a father giving out His only son, and there’s no greater love than a man giving out Himself for His children.

The shedding of His blood took us back to God, and that sin distanced us.

1 Peter 1:22

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

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Love is expected to be pure because it doesn’t envy nor does love one another, but Love is sincere and pure. Love is seen as patience and long-suffering; Love tolerates the excesses of another, and Love doesn’t complain.

Many homes are destroyed because of a lack of sincerity; Love should always be sincere and genuine in every home and always be pure.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

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As parents, these attributes must be in us to properly handle homey.

As a parent you move to show Love to your children, make sure there is peace and security in the family, exercise patience when your children offend you, listen to their complaints and reasons, show them kindness in all areas, must learn to be faithful in your promises, never promises what you can’t fulfill.


In this article, we have taken time to show you the importance of why the parent should love.

I believe that when you study these Bible verses and meditate on them, God will give you the grace to love one another.

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