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"My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand.
I and the Father are one."
(JOHN 10:29-30)

1 Peter 1:3-9; Isaiah 9:6-7

When people try to separate the Old Testament from the New, they often falsely see a different God in each. The Old Testament God is a God of wrath, they say, while Jesus is a God of love. Even the words “Old” and “New” seem to create a dichotomy. Perhaps better terms would be “First” and “Last.” But the two books are truly one book – it’s one Bible. Each proclaims as its central theme the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Each emphasizes a three-part unity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

Have you ever thought about the comfort it is to know God is our Father? He is not our employer or landlord. A good father protects and encourages his children, looking after his children’s needs. This is what fathers should do, and this is what our heavenly Father does…all out of His unconditional love for us. Employers and landlords operate differently. If you are late for work or late with your rent, there can be serious consequences. Our heavenly Father – who may discipline us also – does all for our good.




Scripture Focus

1 Peter 1:3-9; Isaiah 9:6-7

Insight

SOME JUDGE THEIR HEAVENLY FATHER THROUGH THE LENSE OF THEIR EARTHLY FATHERS. IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS THE MODEL FOR ALL FATHERS.

Bible In A Year

  • Ezekiel 23-24
  • Psalm 142
  • 1 Thessalonians 1-2