Psalm 63:1-8 1 O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1-8 2 I have seen you in the sanctuaryand beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
Psalm 63:1-8 4 I will praise you as long as I live,and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
Psalm 63:1-8 6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 63:1-8 8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Intimacy With God Friendship With God Making Your Duties into Your Delights Abba, Father
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord.But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:31-33
Three passages which serve as our text for today • Mark 14:36 • Romans 8:14-17 • Galatians 4:6
Why does God want an intimate, family relationship with us? • God, why do You tolerate us? • Because I am your Father and you are my child.
God has adopted you as His child “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’” Romans 8:15
Definitions • υἱοθεσία,ας- adoption; sonship • υἱοθεσία, ας- adoption; used in the NT as a legal technical term but in a metaphorical sense: 1) of God’s acceptance of the nation of Israel as his chosen people (Rom. 9.4) 2) of the sonship status bestowed on those who believe in Christ (Gal. 4.5) • Adoption- placed in a position and rights as one’s own child; sonship (Rom. 8:15)
Roman adoption (Patria Potestas) • The adopted got a new father. • He became heir to his new father’s estate. • The old life of the adopted person was completely wiped out. • In the eyes of the law he was absolutely the son of his new father.
Intimacy and the Spirit • It is the work of the Holy Spirit to bring us closer to God and God’s likeness. • Three things attributed to the Holy Spirit in this passage: • “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” • We have received “the Spirit of adoption” • “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God”
Holy Spirit’s work to produce Intimacy between us and God • Romans 5:5 • John 14:16-17 • John 14:26
αββα – abba There are several words which have beenused to define this Aramaic word. 1. Most translations agree on αββα, Father. 2. “Father, My Father” TEV 3. The Message says Papa, Father. 4. My Father, My dear Father NTME
David had the attitude I am trying to conveyPsalm 63:1-8 • Go to church • Praise/Glorify God • Meditate Upon the Lord • Sing • Rejoice