Our Study Of The Letter To The Galatians Begins Monday 01/09/12The journey begins January 9, 2012 !
And because you are children,
God sent out the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying,
“Abba, Father!” Galatians 4:6
(World English Bible)
The greatest gift that the Father could give us was the Spirit of His Son, the Spirit of Sonship. Each one of us who is born again, carries within our being the very life and nature of Jesus Christ Himself. Galatians 4:7 goes on to say... "So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ."(WEB)
The Spirit of the Son that lives within us continually calls out 'Abba Father!'. Abba is an Aramaic word for father that little children would call out to their dads in New Testament times. It would be like us saying 'papa' or 'daddy' in the English language. Because we carry within our very being the Spirit of the Son, our spirit within continually cries out 'Papa' to God, whether we are aware of this cry in our heart or not.
I know and believe it delights our heavenly Father when we cry out 'Abba!' to Him, for that is the very reason why God has given us the Spirit of His Son, so that He could be a Father to us. So may a cry resonate deep in our heart today as we join with the Spirit of the Son that lives within us that calls out 'Abba Father!'.
I look forward to our time together in this study, do feel free to comment question, and contribute.
Grace and Peace,
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