The other day as I was getting ready to go to worship service, I placed on a light purple shirt. I like wearing purple, blue or white shirts, but purple is my favorite. Then the thought entered my mind. I’m wearing purple because I’m a child of the King. I’m special.
Certain colors were difficult to make during Old testament times. Blue, scarlet and purple to name a few. The instructions God gave Moses in how to build the tabernacle used different colors for the entrance curtains. Exodus 26:36 says, “For the entrance to the tent make a curtain of blue, purple an scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen – the work of an embroiderer.” NIV God was very particular about many things that the Israelites were to do. God has preferences and He likes purple, scarlet and blue.
We find in Galatians 3:26, and following verses, that Apostle Paul teaches that with our faith in Christ Jesus we are all children of God. What a wonderful idea that we are not our earthly father or mother’s child but we are God’s child. And if we are God’s child then Jesus is our brother. And since we are adopted into the family, then God gives us the rights and privileges as His child.
Galatians 4:6 “Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son then an heir through God.” NASB
1. We get to call Him Dad! Abba means Daddy. We get to have a personal, close relationship with Dad. My earthly Dad is very dear to me and he loves me. So does God.
2. Our Dad protects us. God protects His children. He doesn’t want anything to happen to you.
3. Our Dad provides for us. God gives us what we need and most of the time, not what we want.
4. This is the one that I like the most. We get to live with Dad. God promises that if we are faithful in doing His will, we will live with Him in heaven for eternity.
Remember, a Christian believer is a child of God. We are royalty and we should say so, believe it and show it.