Thursday, March 11, 2010
Very few human relationships can as aptly be used to show how God relates to us, and how we should relate to Him, as a father/child relationship does.
God as Father is not a New Testament concept. Take for instance in Psalm 10:14 , where God is called the Father of the fatherless.
The most well-known place where Jesus addressed God as Father, is in the Lord’s Prayer (Mat 6:9), where He also teaches us to call Him so. In Mark 14:36 He uses a term of endearment, "Abba"", like the word “Daddy” in addressing God. This echoes in Rom 8:15 where Paul says we cry “Abba” Father when we call on the Holy Spirit.