Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Prodigal went to a far country

The Fatherhood of God

II Cor 6:16-18 (NET)  
And what mutual agreement does the temple of God have with idols? For we are the temple of the living God, just as God said, “I will live in them and will walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” 6:17 Therefore “come out from their midst, and be separate,” says the Lord, “and touch no unclean thing, and I will welcome you, 6:18 and I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters,” says the All-Powerful Lord.

John 1:12-13 (NET)   But to all who have received him – those who believe in his name – he has given the right to become God’s children 1:13 – children not born by human parents or by human desire or a husband’s decision, but by God.

Luke 15:20 (NET) So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way from home his father saw him, and his heart went out to him; he ran and hugged his son and kissed him

6 things about the Father

1)  He keeps Covenant                                        Psalms 105:8-10

2)  He is a Rewarding Father                            Hebrews 11:6

3)  Prayer answering Father                              John 15:16

4)  Giving Father                                                  James 1:17

5)  Forgiving Father Father of Mercies             I John 1:9

6)  An available Father                                        I John 3:1-2

Know that you are given life and birth by God - He is our Father - we ARE his children. Yes, as the prodigal we sometimes rebel. We want the benefits / inheritance from our Father but then use it on our own ends and means. Not always in riotous living as such, but living afar from our Father, in a far country - doing our own thing. 

 There, we find our own ways do not bring the blessing, peace, grace and joy available to us when we live under the care of our Father. The glory is that when we turn and come back to our Father he is already running to us before we ever get to his door. Loved beyond our wildest imaginations - not for our perfection of life or our talents or gifts but loved as born sons of HIS and loved.


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