“ABBA” is an Aramaic word that translates as “Daddy”. ABBA signifies the close and intimate relationship of a father to his child as well as the child-like trust a young child puts in his “daddy”. The misguided concept that all people are children of God and can truthfully refer to Him as “Abba Father” is not true. When becoming a child of God (adopted by Him through faith in Christ Jesus) it is important that we understand how and why God deals with people differently.
When we are born again, we have been adopted into the family of God, redeemed from the curse of sin, and are “joint-heirs with Christ Jesus,” (Rom. 8:17; Gal. 4:7). Just as children do not choose to be adopted, or who will adopt them, neither do Christians choose to become children of God. God Himself, chooses according to the good pleasure of His will. Becoming a child of God is the highest privilege and honor. It calls us to a higher standard, and a different way of life. The privilege of being able to call Him “Abba Father” will take on a whole new meaning and help us to understand God’s amazing grace!
Ok, Saints, let’s make our conversations personal, call out to God as “Abba Father.” He’s a loving “Daddy” who is relatable.
Great Blessings of God’s Love To You!