Devotional

Abba!!

Romans 8:15 ESV
” For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!””

Abba, according to the Easton Bible Dictionary, says “This Syriac or Chaldee word is found three times in the New Testament (Mark 14:36 ; Rom 8:15 ; Gal 4:6 , and in each case is followed by its Greek equivalent, which is translated “father.” It is a term expressing warm affection and filial confidence. It has no perfect equivalent in our language. It has passed into European languages as an ecclesiastical term, “abbot.”

Did you catch that? God is Abba. Abba means Father. A father in which you have the utmost trust. That is what Paul calls God. Abba.

Do you call God Abba? What do you call God? Is He the one you talk to when things aren’t going right? Or is He your best friend? Is He your vending machine or the shoulders you lean on when the going gets tough? Is He just God or is He your personal Savior?

Take time today and find out what you call God. Is it Abba? Or is it Vending Machine?

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