Good and Perfect Father
God the Father loves us just as much as He loves His Son, Jesus
Since that is a true statement can we ever have another anxious
thought or rebellious attitude toward Him? Because our heavenly Father loves us with such
love as He has for His Son He will not let us want for anything good in His divine will.
He will take care of us in the very best possible manner (Psa. 23:1; Eph. 1:3). It is
absolutely safe to put our trust in a perfect Father.
Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. For He
Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust (Psalm
Jesus came to reveal the LORD God as a loving and kind Father (John
14:7-9; Matt. 11:27). It is only in the revelation of God by the Lord Jesus Christ that
the idea of God the Father is fully developed. The title Father is a
distinguishing feature in the New Testament in the teaching of Jesus, especially in the
Gospel of John. He reveals Jehovah God as Father. He is not the Father of all men, but
only those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. No one comes to the Father but
through Me (John 14:6). There is a distinction between God as our Creator and as
Father to the believer.
God is a good and perfect Father (1 John 3:1-2; John 10:15; 14:2;
Eph. 3:14; Phil. 2:11).
We have been adopted and placed as His full-grown children in His
family. He chose us to be His children; therefore we must allow Him to take care of the
responsibilities as a caring Father.
Are we not worth more than many sparrows? As a loving Father He
always takes a greater care of His children (Matt. 6:24-26, 30-33).
God has revealed Himself as a true Father, full of love and mercy. Do
I respond to Him as His child?
The Father gives His very best to His children (Matt. 7:11; Lk.
11:13). He even gives us His kingdom (Lk. 12:28-32). The context like Matthew chapter six
speaks of all our needs. Our heavenly Father wants to give far more than we are able to
Since this is true of our Father why should we fear coming to Him
boldly and asking? Why should we fear that He will fail to give us His very best? If He
failed to meet these needs of His children then His very integrity would be at stake. He
will protect His Name because it reveals His perfect character. He will always give in
such a manner that His Name will be glorified.
Will I do anything to cause others to doubt the integrity and
trustworthness of my heavenly Father? Our doubting attitudes cast suspicion upon the
faithfulness of our God. Why would we dare libel our heavenly Father when we would never
cast any suspicion on our earthly father?
Our responsibility is to trust a loving Father. We go through life as
His children acting as if we were left orphans with no Father who cares about us. He is
worthy of our confidence and absolute trust.
Have you taken time to acquaint yourself with your heavenly Father?
Do you know the spirit of adoption that cries out Abba, Father?
How tragic that many children are trapped by a spirit of bondage.
Am I willing to trust all my cares to my heavenly Father? Why should
I want to hold on to my fears, anxiety, and selfish cares when He is fully aware of all my
most profound needs? He is ready to meet them in the very best way possible.
One of the great needs we have is for security. The believer in Jesus
Christ is eternally secure because there is a divine double grip around the believer (John
10:28-30). Jesus teaches us that no one can pluck us out of His secure hands, and no
one is able to pluck them out of My Fathers hand: I and the Father are one.
Have you come to know our great God and Savior as your Father?
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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