Devotion: God Is The Original Parent
God Is The Original Parent
EPHESIANS 3:15 AMPLIFIED 15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named– [that Father] from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name.
Barclay translates verse 15, “of whose fatherhood all heavenly and earthly fatherhood is a copy,”.
A note in the Translator’s N.T. says, “A play on Greek words is involved here. The meaning is that the whole human idea of family and fatherhood owes its origin to God the Father.”
The Tyndale N.T. Commentary says, “He is also the One from whom alone all the fatherhood that there is derives its meaning and inspiration. From Him it derives its existence and its concept….”
What does this all mean?
God is the original Father, the original parent, and everything good that has ever been in any parent is just a copy of what was first in God.
God looks upon you as a good parent looks upon their child.
PSALM 103:13 BECK 13 As a father loves His children, so the LORD loves those who fear Him.
According to the experts, love in Psalm 103:13 means “deep love, cherishing, to behold with tenderest affection.”
There has never been a parent who loved their child more than God loves you.