In the concluding part of the Series focusing on the Divine Father-Child relationship, we shall today reflect on two more aspects of the concerned subject...
If all good
earthly fathers promise to give a rosy future to their children and work
sincerely towards the same, then what about our Heavenly Father? Let
Scripture take over at this stage...
"And now that we are
Christ's we are the true descendants of Abraham, and all of God's
promises to him belong to us" (Gal. 3:29 NLT)
Did the Lord
fulfil all His promises given to Father Abraham and his descendents in
the past? Let the Scripture answer...
"So in this way the Lord gave to
Israel all the land he had promised to their ancestors, and they went in
and conquered it and lived there. And the Lord gave them peace, just as
he had promised, and no one could stand against them; the Lord helped
them destroy all their enemies. Every good thing the Lord had promised
them came true." (Joshua 21:43-45 NLT)
Wouldn't our unchanging
Heavenly Father (See
Psalm 102:27) keep
all His promises to us Christians, the
spiritual descendents of Father Abraham, including the one about
ushering us into the Heavenly City with its ethereal mansions (See
John 14:2-3)? He
would! Hallelujah and Amen (See
1 Cor. 2:9/Heb 11:10)! What
a Heavenly Father, we have. What a wonderful Heavenly Father, we have! Amen and Amen.
many are propelled to do their very best for our Heavenly Father by the prospect of owning the Heavenly property,
which will be given to us by as per His promise. Aspiring for this
Heavenly home is not wrong in and of itself (See
Romans 8:18); however, the thing that should propel us to
give our very best in terms of implicit, loving obedience at all times,
is His infinite goodness.
God is good all the time. All the time He is good, for He always
has our best interest at heart (See
Ex. 33:19). Never forget that from our side, love and obedience are
synonymous -- See
2 John 1:6), and that our love for Him should stem from the fact
that He loved us first (see
John 4:19), even while we were His enemies (See
Rom. 5:8-10). Boy, the Gospel is the only story where the
hero dies for the villain in order to guarantee that villain a glorious
By the way, have you ever thanked and praised Your Heavenly
Father for the earthly father that He, in His Sovereign wisdom, selected for
1 Thess. 5:18)? Hey, none of us can select our earthly dads!
Prayer: Father, You accept us at all times
despite all our limitations. Not only that, despite our, many annoying
frailties, You are leading us to an indescribably glorious place because
Thou art good, seeking our best at all times. Once again, we glorify
Thee in Jesus' Name. Amen.
An unworthy servant
J and SM Ministries
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