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Abba, Father (G.F. Barlee)

Mark 14:36; Galatians 4:6; Romans 8:14.15

Scriptures: Mark 14; Galatians 4; Romans 8     Keywords: Abba Father

In the different accounts of our blessed Lord’s prayer and anguish in the garden, Mark alone uses the words Abba, Father. Abba is a Syriac word signifying Father, but in a way of peculiar affection and confidence. On searching through the New ... moreTestament, we find that only twice more is the word Abba used, and on each occasion with the wonderfully expressive term Father following it. These are found in Rom. 8 and Gal. 4; but, wonderful thought, it is no more our blessed Lord Jesus Who uses this term of intimacy, but those who have been redeemed by His precious blood. It is those who have received the adoption of sons.

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