Who Is Your Daddy?

A Father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. Psalm 68:5 NKJV.

Father, `ab, Strong’s # 1. Father; forefather, producer of a certain thing. A very simple word, `ab is supposed to be one of the first words a baby can speak. The Aramaic form of `ab is `abba, which has become common in modern Hebrew as the word Israeli Children use for “daddy.”

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Jesus applied this toddler’s word to His divine Father (Mark 14:36). The Holy Spirit teaches us to call God “Abba” (Rom. 8:15). The Bible is full of many compound names for example, `Abraham “Father of a Multitude”; `Abimelech, “My Father is King”; Yoab (Joab), “Yahweh Is a Father”; and `Abshalom (Absalom), “Father of Peace.”

Sometimes `ab  does not mean physical father so much as it does architect, builder, creator, and the one who causes something to be. So, a “father of evil” is someone who produces evil. Jesus described Satan as the “father of lies.”

`Abi-`ad can be applied to Jesus as “creator” and “producer” in His title as “Everlasting Father,” or more literally, the “Father of Eternity” (Isa.9:6).  Who is your Daddy, how big is your Daddy?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kingintraining
    Mar 31, 2014 @ 11:49:42

    Wow…that is fantastic!

    Reply

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