'BEFORE THE MOUNTAINS WERE BROUGHT FORTH, OR EVER THOU HADST FORMED THE EARTH AND THE WORLD, FROM EVERLASTING TO EVERLASTING THOU ART GOD.' [KJV PSALM 90:2]
6/28/2020 0 Comments
Welcome back my friends, after the 'remembrance' of the most outstanding 'act of love' God did for whosoever calls upon Him in repentance unto salvation - The Remembrance of the Death, Burial, Resurrection and Ascension of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please review the 'series' The Last Week in the Life of Jesus Christ, Special Devotions, Week Post A-1, Sunday, April 5, 2020 - Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Now, in our post on March 15, 2020, [also used for March 29, 2020], we started to study Second Peter 3:18 which told us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Let's continue our series, as I promised, with some final posts, dissecting what is further meant by this matter.
Now, before we are finished, I want to post a few posts with some passages of Holy Bible Scriptures for your prayerful meditation and memorization on 'the milk and meat' of the word that I believe will be most helpful.
Continuing from April 19, 2020; April 26, 2020; May 10, 17, 24,31, 2020, June 7, 14, 21, 2020; today June 28, 2020.
[See Post A11, May 31, 2020 for a 'list' and 'links' for this 'series' for those just joining us, or, for the rest of us, for review. The posts continue Sundays weekly until all is posted.]
We also see 'growth in the grace' and 'understanding of Jesus Christ' when we begin to 'grasp' the fact that 'in Christ' we are 'children of the Living God, the Heavenly Father'!
For example, such a person 'knows' that the Almighty is 'their Father', 'Abba, Father', and trusts that not only does He love us individually, but, that He constantly cares for us.
[Be sure to watch for a 'summer series' with 25 Bible Verses on God's Care for His Children.]
The word Abba is an Aramaic word that means “Father.” It was a common term that expressed affection and confidence and trust. Abba signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father and his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in his “daddy.” audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Abba is always followed by the word Father in Scripture, and the phrase is found in three passages. In Mark 14:36, Jesus addresses His Father as “Abba, Father” in His prayer in Gethsemane. In Romans 8:15, “Abba, Father” is mentioned in relation to the Spirit’s work of adoption that makes us God’s children and heirs with Christ. In Galatians 4:6, again in the context of adoption, the Spirit in our hearts cries out, “Abba, Father.”
Together, the terms Abba and Father doubly emphasize the fatherhood of God. In two different languages, we are assured of God’s care for His 'children'.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Many claim that all people are “children of God,” but the Bible reveals quite a different truth. We are all His 'creations' and under His authority and lordship. And make no mistake, we all will be judged by Him. But, and this is crucially important - the 'right' to be 'a child of God', a 'co-heir with Jesus', and to call Him “Abba Father” is something that only 'born-again' Christians have (John 1:12–13). When we are 'born again' (John 3:1–8), we are 'adopted' into the family of God, redeemed from the curse of sin, and made heirs of God (Romans 8:17; Galatians 4:7). Part of that new relationship is that God now deals with us differently, as family. [Hebrews 12] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
It is life-changing to understand what it means to be able to call the one true God our “Father” and what it means to be joint-heirs with Christ. Because of our relationship with our Abba, Father, He no longer deals with us as 'enemies', people 'under wrath'. Instead, we can approach Him with “boldness” (Hebrews 10:19) and in “full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:22). The Holy Spirit “testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:16–17).
Becoming a child of God is the highest and most humbling of honors. Because of it we have a new relationship with God and a new standing before Him. Instead of running from God and trying to hide our sin like Adam and Eve did, [Genesis 3], we run to Him, calling, “Abba, Father!” and finding forgiveness in Christ.
Being an 'adopted child' of God is the source of our hope, the security of our future, and the motivation to “live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Ephesians 4:1). Being 'children' of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords calls us to a higher standard, a different way of life, [Matthew Chapters 5-7], and, in the future, “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade” (1 Peter 1:4). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He began with the words Our Father. There is much truth in those two words alone. The holy and righteous God, who created and sustains all things, who is all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present, not only allows us but encourages us to call Him “Father.” What a privilege is ours. What amazing grace that God would love us so, that Jesus would sacrifice Himself for us, and that the Holy Spirit would indwell us and prompt our intimate cry of “Abba, Father!”
Let's continue this afternoon my friends. Amen. Amen.
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