Thursday, May 21, 2015

Because of Jesus, God is our Father

"A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation." (Psalm 68: 5)

Many people believe that God is up in His heavens looking for people to shame, denounce, or destroy every time they sin.

Today, because of the New Covenant, we need that God our Father -- yes, our Father! (Romans 8: 15), is on our side, for us and not against us (Romans 8: 31-32):

10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." (Hebrews 8: 10-12)
So, what is God our Father doing up there in heaven today?
The Psalmist could not be clearer.
He is father to the fatherless.
Because of Adam's fall, all of mankind fell, and we were all alienated from Him who loved us:
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23)
and then
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" (Romans 5: 12)
And thus
"21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:" (Colossians 1: 21-22)
Today, we are brought to Him through Jesus:
"And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God." (Romans 9: 26)
and of course:
"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4: 17)
Today, beloved child of God, know that your Father in heaven is not looking down on you to find fault, but today He is up there as your Father, for in His Son Jesus none of us are orphans.

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