Jesus repeatedly spoke of God’s love for mankind. In the following key verses, Jesus uses God’s love for animals to demonstrate how great His love is for us:

 

Matthew 6:25-27

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?

 

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

 

27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

 

Here Jesus tells us how much God loves mankind, and that we have nothing to worry about.

 

He tells us that we are of more value than animals, but also points out how much God loves animals.

 

He demonstrates God’s love for His creation by how He feeds the birds and meets their every need. They want for nothing and have nothing to worry about because God deeply loves them.

 

 

Luke 12:6-7

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

 

7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

 

Again, Jesus tells us that our worth is far greater than animals.

 

He also points out that although a sparrow is not worth much monetarily, it has great worth to God and is not forgotten.

 

Just as He knows every hair on our heads, He knows every sparrow in the sky; because He loves all of His creation.

 

Jesus’ intention in these two verses was to point out how much greater God’s love for man is than for animals, however, these verses act as powerful examples of God’s great concern for animals.

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What did Jesus tell us about God’s love for animals?