“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.”
This is why you need to have a Strong’s Concordance.
This word “pitieth” (Strong’s word: H7355) means, “have compassion, love” while the word “fear” (Strong’s word: H3373) means “reverent” which is “deep respect and devotion”.
So we are being told,
“Like as a father loves his children, so the LORD loves them that are devoted to him.”
That is just common sense. The Lord wants us to Love Him, He obviously loves us as He created us for His purpose (Hosea 6:6, Revelation 4:11). Is this not the same reason we have children? To be fulfilled and raise a family you can care for and love?
Our Father sent His only Begotten Son to be crucified, to become the ultimate sacrifice so we could have forgiveness. If that is not love, I do not know what is.