Thursday, December 16, 2021

Packer: Father, the Christian name for God

Thursday, December 16, 2021
    Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
    —Galatians 4:6-7 (NIV)
    For everything that Christ taught, everything that makes the New Testament new, and better than the Old, everything that is distinctly Christian as opposed to merely Jewish, is summed up in the knowledge of the Fatherhood of God. ‘Father’ is the Christian name for God.
    ... James I. Packer (1926-2020), Knowing God, London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1973, p. 182 (see the book)
    See also Gal. 4:6-7; Matt. 6:9; Rom. 3:22-26; 5:1-2; 8:28-30; 1 Cor. 1:9; 2 Cor. 5:18-19; Eph. 1:3-14
Quiet time reflection:
    Father, You have made me Your child.
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