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BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY

Monday, January 07, 2019

ABBA FATHER

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, "Abba Father'
Galatians 4:6

In the West English speaking children refer to their male parents with a variety of words: Dad, Daddy, Father, Pop. In the Aramaic language that Jesus spoke, there was one primary word for father. Abba, an offshoot of Hebrew Ab. Besides being a term of respect, Abba was also a term of warm intimacy. Some modern English paraphrases of the Bible translate Abba as Papa. like a small child would say to a father he loved.
Abba is only used three times in the New Testament. Significantly, Jesus used it to address Hos own Father when He was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before His crucifixion. It was the prayer of a Son who called out to the only Person who could sustain Him-His own Heavenly Father. The apostle Paul suggested we do the same in Romans 8:15 and Galatians 4:6. The Spirit in us gives us freedom to call out to our Pap-Father in time of need
When we pray, picture the God who Jesus called Papa and pray the same way. Prayer is the soul's breathing itself into the bosom of its heavenly Father.

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