If my understanding is correct, the phrase “Who’s your daddy” is a rhetorical questionÂ asking who it is that is taking care of you.
So, who’s your daddy? Recent events in my life brought this same question to my mind and reminded me of an Old Testament story I once read and studied. I am about to teach the principles of that story again at the Union Gospel Mission next Thurday. You can read the story itself in Genesis, chapter 14.
Here, Abram goes to battle to save his nephew Lot. Lot had been captured during a rebellion that pitted five kings against four and unfortunately for the five initially victorious kings, they now had to deal with Abram. And Abram didn’t just pray about it as most Christians do today.Â Â Abram prayedÂ and then went and kicked some butt, rescuing Lot in a battle carried out under the cover of darkness.
But it was after the battle that the real test for Abram came. He had to ask himself, “Who’s your daddy?”
One of the victorious kings wanted to claim responsibility for the success rather than giving glory to the real source of Abram’s victory, God Most High, Creator of Heaven and Earth–as Abram referred to Him.
So Abram did what was right. He refused to take any of the rewards usually afforded to the victors “Lest you (the evil king) should say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’ ”
Don’t sell out your principles for the things of the earth. Your freedom and your honor are worth much more than that. And most importantly, remember who it is that provides all your needs according to His riches: God Most High, Creator of Heaven and Earth. He’s your Daddy!