The Best Father

And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:
“I will live in them
and walk among them.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
Therefore, come out from among unbelievers,
and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD.
Don’t touch their filthy things,
and I will welcome you.
And I will be your Father,
and you will be my sons and daughters,
says the LORD Almighty.”
— 2 Corinthians 6:16-18

Some people have a hard time understanding that God is our Father. Your earthly father may be a big old bum, but God is the best Father anyone could have. You may have never had a father to take care of you and protect you but God the Father wants to fulfill that position in your life. God’s love for you will keep you in line (Hebrews 12:6). His love for you will protect and cover you (1 John 5:18). 

If there was an emergency at your child’s school, as a parent, what would you do? You would go directly to your child and then maybe go back and help the other kids. Your priority is YOUR kid. God isn't any different. His priority is His kids. His preservation is first to those who call Him Father and are part of His blood line (1 Peters 2:9). 

That’s why, in the days we’re living in, it’s of the utmost importance to be a child of God. Just like an earthly parent recognizes their child, God recognizes and looks after His children. 

1 John 3:1 says,“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don't recognize that we are God's children because they don't know him.”  People who belong to the world can't recognize God’s love and protection because they don't serve Him (Matt. 6:24).

So what must we do in order to become His children? Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life, then quit meddling with the things of the world. Having one leg in the church and one leg in the world will cut you off of a rich inheritance. Parent's know their children’s voice and their children know their parent's voice. Not spending time with God will make His voice become hard to recognize if you hear it at all. Dedicate your life to Him. Determine in your heart to serve Him all of your days! Once you do, you'll come to the realization that He is the best Father!

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
— John 10:27-30