The most intimate name of God, for those who follow him, is the name “Abba”. Abba–Father, brings home the focus of God’s divine nature. As we read scripture, we often scratch our heads, wondering why God continues to put up with the Israelites, the kings, the disciples and people in general. The answer is best found in his name, Abba.
Mark 14:36 New International Version (NIV)
36 “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
Romans 8:15 New International Version (NIV)
15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Galatians 4:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV)
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.