Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
If you believe in God, you're double His child, His offspring by creation, and you're His son by adoption in Christ. This statement is also applicable to females
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Hence we are privileged to call Him, "Our Father which art in heaven." Father! Oh, what a precious word is that. Here is authority: "If I be a Father, where is mine honour?" If ye be sons, where is your obedience?
Here is affection mingled with authority; an authority which does not provoke rebellion; an obedience demanded which is most cheerfully rendered-which would not be withheld even if it might. The obedience which God's children yield to him must be loving obedience.
Father! Here is honour and love. How great is a Father's love to His children! That which friendship cannot do, and mere benevolence will not attempt a father's heart and hand must do for his sons.
They are his offspring, he must bless them; they are his children, he must show himself strong in their defence. If an earthly father watches over his children with unceasing love and care, how much more does our heavenly Father? Abba, Father!
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