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Online Bible Verses - Luke 11:13 - how much more will your Father in heaven give

Updated on June 13, 2012

“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!””

Luke 11:13

First a related quiz question, maybe I will get in the habit of doing this more often. Bible authors did not make their living writing scripture, they all had professions outside of writing. What was Luke’s profession?

Today’s message impresses upon us a topic I was just discussing the other day with my brother. There are many forms of revelation via which God makes it known to us He exists. Perhaps the first that comes to mind, His signature found within what He created. From Romans Chapter 1:

1” since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,so that people are without excuse.

He reveals Himself to us in many other ways, one being the miracle and gift of our children. One way He uses this gift, in allowing us to conceptualize His love for us. Start in Genesis 1:27, where it states we were created in God’s image:

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

And certain likenesses and characteristics were given to us, implied by the term “image”. One of those, a powerful ability to love, which we can only fully comprehend once we ourselves create and have children. Then we know about unconditional love. We come to an understanding of a love which cannot be overcome by disobedience, rebellion or any other form of imperfection. No matter what they do or say, we will love them. No matter what. And so, knowing we are imperfect, how much more does a perfect God love us? He must love us in a staggering way, which we can only begin to consider or comprehend.

We would die to save our own, and He did too.


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