With Father’s Day upon us once again, my thoughts went to a friend who recently lost her dad, whom she loved very much. I lost my own dad over 25 years ago and miss him being in my life all of those years. But not everyone has close ties with and fond memories of their father. Some people grow up never even knowing or having much of a relationship with their dad, which is heartbreaking. Regardless of what your relationship to your own dad has been like, we can all agree that no father is perfect; every earthly dad has his flaws and makes his share of mistakes, albeit some more than others.
However God is a perfect, holy, loving Father to His children, and He has promised to be a Father to the fatherless. The question is – who are His children? Is every person in fact a child of God? No matter who are you are – He is your God and He is your Creator, whether you acknowledge Him as such or not. Many like to think of God as being their Father without really knowing much about Him or spending time with Him. God is not whatever you want or think Him to be. He is who He has declared Himself to be, and He has revealed Himself to us in His Word, the Bible, and through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
So let me to ask you to consider: Who is your Father? Seems like a fitting time to reshare some thoughts on the book by this same title that I reviewed a few years ago.
Who’s Your Father?: Returning to the Love of the Biblical God by Robert Bernecker“What is neglected by most Christians today is the comforting, awe-inspiring truth of our God’s sovereignty, his great love for each of us, and the eminent trustworthiness of his eternal purpose, which includes each of us in infinite detail. This negligence robs us of our real joy and comfort in our Father who loves us, chooses us, redeems us, and perfects us.”
“A ‘god’ whose will is resisted, whose designs are frustrated, whose purpose is checkmated, possesses no title to Deity, and so far from being a fit object of worship, merits naught but contempt.” (A. W. Pink, The Attributes of God)
Last year I was contacted by the author of Who’s Your Father?Robert Bernecker, who asked me if I’d read and review his book, which he had recently published. He was…
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