Father & Creator
The study, God as Father, will need a starting point. As we go through the Bible to seek out who God is and our relationship to Him as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we start at the beginning. Understanding the Lord as Creator, and through being our Creator He is Father. Here are some passages we are looking at to develop this part of the study:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
But now, O LORD,
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Surely you have things turned around!
Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay;
For shall the thing made say of him who made it,
“He did not make me”?
Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”?
Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: "I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;
We were created with purpose, this is one of many joys in knowing Christ, knowing your life is meaningful and He has called you! As our understanding of who He is grows, so does our understanding of who we are!