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God, the Perfect Father

There are a few roles in life that make a man feel his inadequacy as much as that of attempting to be a godly father. It is interesting to see the revelation that God has provided. What I have been most struck by are the references to God as the perfect Father. What Kind of Father is God? Each of us has or had an earthly father. Jesus instructed His disciples about their heavenly Father (cf. Matt. 6:9). His name or revealed character is to be “hallowed,” or set apart. He is to be treated as holy. He is the glorious Father. God as the perfect Father relates to our inner person. For that reason, He is described as “the Father of spirits” (Heb. 12:9). Only God is a perfectly faithful Father (cf. Ps 27:10). We will do well...

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