When the privilege of writing this article fell to me on the week of Father’s Day, I took it as inspiration to draw us back to the idea of the Father in Fatherhood. While we have a great deal of instruction in Scripture concerning fatherhood, we need a model of fatherhood. As children of God, we find that prefect model in God the Father. The idea of calling God “Abba” is almost unthinkable. In fact, Scripture tells us that it is a Divine privilege, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12). Later, 1 John 3:1 makes clear that this privilege is the result of God’s love for us, Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!
Nothing should be clearer to the believing father than the fact of the perfection of His heavenly Father. However, there has been an evangelical (more…)