If we call God “Father”, shouldn’t there be clear indications that we are truly His children? Yes! We ought to be able to point to His discipline. “for God deals with you as sons; for what son is there that the father does not discipline?” (Hebrews 11:7) We should have evidence of His moral influence, a strong family resemblance. “Therefore be imitators of God as beloved children.” (Ephesians 5:1) We should be obedient–especially with regards to other members of our family. (1 Peter 1:22-23) When we call God our Father it must be more than a word choice. It must be an indication of a true relationship! If God is Father then we must be sons and daughters.