Father = male parent or male ancestor, a mentor or provider, God’s role in relation to his children, see ABBA = Aramaic for “daddy”
A Father’s Love
A father is respected because
He gives his children leadership…
He gives his children care…
He gives his children time…
He gives his children the one thing
They treasure most – himself.
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DEUTERONOMY 1:30-31 (NIV) 30 The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31 and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”
PSALM 2:7 (NIV) I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me,
“You are my son;
today I have become your father.
PROVERBS 20:7 (NKJV) “The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.”
MARK 14:36 (NIV) “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
ROMANS 8:15 (NIV) The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
GALATIANS 4:6 (NIV) Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
O LORD GOD, ABBA, FATHER. Thank You. Your Word tells us that You are our Father. I praise Your Holy name and rejoice, because of Your love for me. Thank You, O Lord, for sending Your Spirit to call out to You, Abba, Father. And thank You, Abba, for loving ME.
In Jesus name. Amen