The Bosom of the Father

Leap of Faith: Daily Lessons About Jesus Christ

Chapter: The Bosom of the Father (Pages 79-80)

Bosom, in English terminology, means the part of the body “between the arms.” (Or The Heart of God)…In Scripture it is generally used in an affectionate sense, e.g. “the Son, who is in the bosom of the Father” ( John 1:18), carrying the lambs in his bosom (Isa. 40:11), John leaning on the bosom of Jesus ( John 13:23), or Lazarus in Abraham’s bosom (Luke 16:22, 23). It can be almost synonymous with the “heart” as the center of one’s life, as in Ecclesiastes 7:9, “anger resteth in the bosom of fools,” or Psalm 35:13, “my prayer returned unto mine own bosom.” Quite commonly, of course, it refers to conjugal love, as in Micah 7:5, “her that lieth in thy bosom.” We read also of the bosom as a place of hiding money (Value-understood in many different ways)...(Prov. 17:23).

Proverbs 17:23

“A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment…”

John 1:17-18 (nasb) says, “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”

Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, in His arm He will gather the lambs, and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him?

Isaiah 40:11-13 (nasb)

Luke 16:22-23 (nasb) says, “Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to A’-bra-ham’s bosom and the rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom.”

For Jesus the most important thing is and was His Father, and he held true to this in any and all situations. He made sure that His number one priority was His Father, and he showed the most extensive amount of honor in doing His will, instructed from heaven.

Most of the time we get caught up in the things that have the most influence in our lives from day to day and moment to moment. It is important that we step back and check to see if we are taking the time to honor God in our everyday lives.

God is your ultimate Father, and He chooses to relate to you as your Father. If we give Him the credit, then He rewards us with all of the answers and lessons that we need to get through life. He allows us to obtain the understanding, which enables us to overcome all evil.

When we do to not allow the Father to be the most important priority in our lives, we begin to experience many of the common stresses in life such as worry, fear, anxiety, apprehension, dread, angst, torment, restlessness, uneasiness, dissatisfaction, or cynicism.

Jesus knows His Father, as He is His Father, and has made it a point to love Him with all His heart and all His soul. He has honored Him as His Son and answers to Him concerning all things.

This is a relationship that can exist if we truly seek to know God. He is everywhere, always watching over us.

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