Approach Your Father Boldly

God has sent the Spirit of his Son into
our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
                    —Galatians 4:6

Members of President John Kennedy’s cabinet were seated around his desk, discussing weighty matters. A photographer’s camera caught the image of two-year-old John-John crawling under the desk at his father’s feet, oblivious to protocol. He just wanted to be close to his daddy.

In Old Testament days, people were terrified of God, thinking if they got too close, they would die (Ex 20:19). The gospel of grace changed that: “You did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father” (Rom 8:15).

Bible commentator John Stott wrote: “No Jew would have dared to address God in this manner.”

But you can. Don’t be fearful or timid—“come boldly to the throne of grace” (Heb 4:16).

You’re God’s child. He loves you.
Approach Him boldly.

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