Fathers of the Bible: God, the Ultimate Father

The Lord God is the ultimate Father.  He is the Alpha and Omega and creator of the world.  Time and time again he refers to himself as our father, our loving and heavenly father.

Jesus Christ refers to God as his father and he {Jesus} is God’s son.  When referring to the trinity, we are told we have the Father God, Jesus the son and the Holy Spirit.

Following are a handful of scriptures where God reminds us he is our father.

  • One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.     Ephesians 4:6
  • And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.   Matthew 23:9
  • But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.   Isaiah 64:8
  • As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.  Psalm 103:13
  • See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1
  • As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.  Psalm 103:13 
How has God covered you with his wings?
  • Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26 
  • And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  John 14:13 
  • My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?   John 14:2
  • But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6 
  • Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17 
  • “Your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4)
  • “Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)
  • “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, `Abba, Father.’” (Romans 8:15)
  • “I will be a Father to you and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18 & 2 Samuel 7:14)
  • “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.  For he chose us…. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his [children].” (Ephesians 1:3-5)
  • “Through [Christ] we… have access to the Father by one Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:18)
  • “[God is] the Father from whom all fatherhood derives its name.” (Ephesians 3:15)
  • “Now to [the Father] who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
  • My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.  Proverbs 3:11-12
  • To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.    Philippians 4:20 
  • “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.     John 3:16

God reminds us time and again he is the ultimate father.

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