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While the metaphor has been marred by poor example, God loves us like a father loves his children. He gives Christ-followers a new identity. Those born of Him are righteous (1 John 2:29) and purified (3:3). This intimate reality goes against a culture where fathers abandon their children and personal worth grows out of impersonal labels. John wants his beloved readers to fix their eyes on the Father's affection. It will change them, if not now, then at Jesus' return.
This week Pastor Morris Dirks speaks to us from Matthew 6:9 for his talk titled "Our Father" as we continue the series "Lord, Teach US to Pray."
Abba was the Jews affectionate term for father. Romans teaches that since we have been adopted we now can say, “Abba, Father.” No longer a servant, but now an heir! We need to stop living like a servant and begin to live our lives like sons and daughters of the Most High.
Amazingly, God has made it possible for people who believe to become His children and He their Father, their "Abba." The benefits of being adopted into the family of the Creator is, as one can imagine, astounding. This section of Romans speaks to this family relationship.