#29 The Heavenly Father Is the Source
Posted: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
Matthew 23:8-9 ESV
But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher and you are all brothers. And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
The Heavenly Father is the Source of all Life and all Truth. Humanity, whether born again or not, has the natural propensity to take His place, to tell you what to do, what to say and even who to be. The essence of the call to ‘hate father, mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters’ is to fiercely ‘hate’ not just family domination, but anyone who presumes to demand His place who alone is Father.
The disciple is jealous for God as Father, and no human can have that place nor presume that position. The indwelling Life of Jesus is the source of that consuming loyalty and its wisdom to ‘hate.’
The Heavenly Father is our ONLY Father.