Abba Father

Strength for the Moment

Chris Blevins

There are many names used in Scripture that refer to God. All of the names are important and describe various attributes that God possesses. However, there is something very special about the name “Abba Father”.

The term “Abba” is an Aramaic word that is best translated as “Daddy”. It was a term that children used to refer to their earthly fathers. The reasoning behind this term being so important to the Christian faith is for the first time we see a picture of humans having a loving, intimate relationship with their loving Father God. We see a vivid picture of a child climbing onto their daddy’s lap to snuggle while displaying the trust that a child has in their daddy.

St. John 1:12-13 says “ But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

The Old Testament of the Bible reflected the rules and laws of sacrificing and the Law that was given to Moses to share with the Jewish people. There wasn’t a bridge for everyone to have the kind of relationship that others may have had. When Jesus came and fulfilled the Law and became the final sacrifice for mankind it opened up that bridge that we, God’s creation, needed to have the ability to be “adopted” into the family of God. Scripture teaches us the Jews are God’s chosen people from the seed, or lineage, of Abraham. But we learn in Galations 3:26 “ For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

The privilege of calling God the Father “Abba Father” and having that access that He desires for us to have only comes from knowing Jesus. Just because we were born in this world does not make us children of God. There are those in the world that would have you believe this but it is not true. In fact, it is a lie. We cannot help we were born in sin but only we are to blame if we remain in sin. However, God loves us all and is full of compassion to all. It is His will that all would be saved. Through Adam sin came to us by birth, through Jesus came the cure for sin. Acts Chapter Four tells us there is no other name given under heaven by which man must be saved but Jesus. How can you know this Abba Father so full of love and compassion?

Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Be encouraged and blessed.

Chris Blevins Blevins
Strength for the Moment
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