We are starting to talk about the individual members of the Trinity today. We are going to start with God the Father. Easily the most recognizable member of the Trinity. It’s not a matter of choosing in the Bible which verses support the idea of God as Father, authority figure, and provider and more about which verses don’t support that conclusion. But for the purpose of this video we’ll focus on three aspects of God the Father.
First one is that God is our father. Romans 8 talks heavily about the idea that we are children of God, Galatians 3:26, Jesus tells Mary Magdalene in John 20:17 that I haven’t ascended to the Father yet, but go tell my brothers that I will ascend to my Father, and your father. To my God and your God. God is our father. Even if we don’t know who our human father is or if he wasn’t a good guy, Psalm 68:5 says that God is Father to the fatherless.
Another aspect of God the Father is that He has ultimate authority and power. We say that God is sovereign. He is the king, the chief, the big boss. It’s described in Daniel 4:35 that God can do what He wants with heaven and the earth. He is the supreme being. We see it again in God’s response to Job. God basically says “Woah, who are you to tell me how to do my job? Let me tell you how wise and powerful I am and if you can top me then I’ll bow down to your power.” And Job’s response, who was described as being very wealthy, respected, and successful by human standards was to mourn and repent in dust and ashes.
Lastly, when we talk about God the Father. We have to talk about how He is the creator and provider of all things. All through Genesis 1 we see God creating the world and universe with His words alone. God spoke and bam it happened. Beyond that one time creation, we see God providing more consistently for His children’s needs. Crazy examples of ravens bringing food to Elijah or Jesus after His temptation, but also daily needs for all of God’s children. Jesus tells His disciples “Don’t worry. Life is more than the food in your stomach or clothes on your back. Your heavenly Father knows you need these things. Focus on God’s kingdom and let God be your provider.”
God the Father. The first person of the fully unified God.
Dive Deeper:Romans 8 • Psalm 68:5 • Job 38:1 - 42:6 • Matthew 6:25-34