“For what man among you, when his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or when he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (Matthew 7:9-11)
Loving parents do not give their sons and daughters stones to eat when they ask for bread. Nor do they hand them a snake when they ask for fish. The point is that if we, who are sinful creatures can show such love and compassion, how much more the author of love. There are people who ask the cynical question, “If God is so loving why do we have so much chaos, death, etc.” These are sometimes the same people who often say there’s no God, so we won’t waste any more time focusing on them.
Adonai promises us many things in scripture, and He is faithful and true to His promises. Long before Yeshua referred to God as his Father, Isaiah declared, “For You are our Father— even if Abraham would not know us or Israel not recognize us. You, Adonai, are our Father, our Redeemer— from everlasting is Your Name” (Isaiah 63:16).(more…)