Why Do We Call Him Father?

Why do we call our Creator “Father”?  Could it be because fathers are those who create living beings after their own image?  Our Father does this motivated by love.  “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” (1 John 3:1)  This is speaking to followers of Yeshua (Jesus original name untranslated) who have already been adopted into the family of the Father Yahweh and are devoted to humbly and faithfully listening to and obediently following Him.  Those outside His family cannot call Him Father.

Yeshua (Jesus) taught followers of Yahweh to call Him “Father”.

Matthew 23:9, “And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and He is in heaven.”

He taught us to pray to “Our Father who art in heaven”.

Yeshua (Jesus) came to reveal the person and fulfill the plan of Creator Father Supreme One. (Matthew 11:27; Matthew 5:17).

He never did anything outside the will of His Father. Yeshua/Jesus said, “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” (John 5:30). Yeshua the Son and Yahweh the Father are always One (John 10:30). Yeshua was completely humble, meek, and submitted to His Father Yahweh…..yet strong and mighty in Spirit.

And Yeshua also says concerning the Father and His children…..”For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Matthew 12:50). Can we really say we are in His family if we are not listening to and doing the will of the Father in humble submission to His commandments/instructions?

Are we even trying to seek out His standards?  Are we trying to follow His character?  Or are we doing whatever seems right in our own eyes or tolerant by cultural influences.

2 Timothy 2:15, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Read 2 Timothy 3.  It describes the character of those NOT following the Father’s character and ways.  Does is sound like the world today?

True love and grace does not promote a “free for all” or “anything goes” philosophy.  That is abuse of the Father’s love and grace.

Yeshua/Jesus is the Son of the Father Yahweh and if we are going to be in this family, then we must humble ourselves to Creator Father and follow Yeshua’s example. Why would we call Him Father if we do not humble ourselves to His word and authority?


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