But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. (Isaiah 64:8)

God the Father

Whether through the prophets, or speaking from Mt. Sinai, or in the greatest commandment mentioned previously (Deut. 6:4-5), the Father has always made it clear that none are like Him, and that we should have no other gods before Him. “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Ex. 20:3). “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isa. 45:22). He is our Father and Creator: “But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand” (Isa. 64:8). As God’s children, we are instructed by Jesus to address God as our Father in prayer:  “After this manner therefore pray ye:  Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name” (Matt. 6:9).

In describing the nature of God, Scripture declares that the Father is over all, and that the Son and the Holy Spirit are equal with God the Father. Each of the three Persons of God fulfills His distinct function. They all work in perfect unity with each other; but in the end become subject to the Father, that He may be all in all. “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Eph. 4:4-6).

See also: Who Is God

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