September 7th 2010

Father Of Our Spirits

“Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!”
Hebrews 12:9 (NIV)

Some people have a good relationship with their father and others do not.  We all have a spiritual Father who loves us unconditionally, and we can all have a good relationship with Him.  He is the Father of our spirits as stated in the scripture above.  God is Spirit (John 4:24).  He is not only a Father of the human body.  He is its Creator.

At death the spirit in each of us returns to God.  We read in Ecclesiastes 12:7, “and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it”.  Our physical bodies are merely temporary homes for the spirit as we read in 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

God cares about our physical lives and needs, but He is far more concerned about the spirit that dwells in each of us.  He knows, as we also know, that the physical is temporary but the spirit has the potential to live for eternity.  Hebrews 12:10 tells us, “Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness”.  The Father’s amazing purpose is to share His holiness with us.

Dear Father, thank you for this amazing calling that I have, to share in your holiness. Help me to forget what is behind and press on towards my high calling in Christ.

Study by Sherwin Scott 

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