God The Father

I. His Person - In addition to the Divine attributes listed in the general section on God, God the Father has moral attributes which make up His personality. The Divine attributes are reserved to God Himself, while the moral attributes are imputed to man at salvation. These mortal attributes include:

     A. Just - Deuteronomy 32:4; Isaiah 45:21; Zephaniah 3:5.

     B. Righteous - II Chronicles 12:6; Ezra 9:15; Psalm 7:9, 11:7, 129:4, 145:17; Jeremiah 12:1; Lamentations 1:18; Daniel 9:14; John 17:25.

     C. Holy - Leviticus 11:44-45, 19:2, 20:26, 21:8; Joshua 24:19; I Samuel 2:2, 6:20; II Kings 19:22; Psalm 22:3, 71:22, 78:41, 99:5; Isaiah 6:3, 10:20; I Peter 1:15-16; I John 2:20.

     D. Merciful - Genesis 19:16; Exodus 34:6; Deuteronomy 4:31, 32:43; II Samuel 22:26; II Chronicles 30:9; Nehemiah 9:16-17&31; Psalm 37:26, 103:8, 116:5, 117:2, 136; Jeremiah 3:12; Joel 2:13; Luke 6:36; Hebrews 8:12.

     E. Loving - Deuteronomy 7:7&13, 10:15; Isaiah 63:7-9; Jeremiah 31:3; Ezekiel 16:8; Hosea 11:4, 14:4; John 10:17, 14:21, 17:26; II Corinthians 13:11&14; Ephesians 2:4; I John 3:1, 4:7-19.

     F. Longsuffering - Exodus 34:6; Numbers 14:18; Psalm 86:15; Romans 2:4, 9:22; I Peter 3:20; II Peter 3:9.

     G. Forgiving - Exodus 34:6-7; Leviticus 4:20,26,31&35, 5:10,13,16&18, 6:7, 19:22; Numbers 15:25-28; Psalm 85:2, 103:3, 130:4; Jeremiah 31:34; Daniel 9:9; Matthew 6:14; Ephesians 4:32.

     H. Jealous - Exodus 20:5, 34:14; Numbers 25:11; Deuteronomy 4:24, 6:15, 29:20; Joshua 24:19; I Kings 14:22; Psalm 78:58; Ezekiel 16:42, 36:5-6, 39:25; Nahum 1:2; Zechariah 1:14; I Corinthians 10:22.

     I. Angry - Exodus 4:14; Numbers 11:1, 12:9, 22:22, 25:3, 32:10,13&14; Ezekiel 7:3&8, 16:42, 22:20, 25:14; Micah 7:18; Nahum 1:3&6; Zephaniah 2:2-3.

II. His Work - God the Father's work is seen in at least four distinct time periods, which are;

     A. Before the Incarnation -

          1). Determining - Out of God's ability to foreknow, He determined all things that should ful- fill His purpose - John 17:24; Acts 1:7, 17:26; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:4.

          2). Preparing - Psalm 9:7, 68:10, 74:16, 103:19, 147:8; Proverbs 8:27; Ezekiel 28:13; Matthew 20:23, 25:34&41.

          3). Creating - See Section VII under God.

          4). Healing - Exodus 15:26; Psalm 103:3.

          5). Chastening - Deuteronomy 8:5; II Samuel 7:14

          6). Comforting - Psalm 86:17; Isaiah 51:12.

          7). Providing - Exodus 16:4; Deuteronomy 2:7; I Kings 17:1-6.

          8). Molding/Refining - Isaiah 64:8; Jeremiah 18:6.

          9). Communicating - Genesis 8:15; Exodus 33:11; Hebrews 1:1

         10). Leading - Job 12:17; Psalm 23:2-3; Isaiah 48:17.

     B. During the Incarnation -

          1. Determination of Times -

                a). of Jesus' Birth - Luke 2:8-15; Galatians 4:4.

                b). of Jesus' Ministry - John 2:4.

                c). of Jesus' - John 7:30; Acts 2:22-23.

          2. Sending Jesus - John 3:16-17, 6:39-40, 16:27-28, 17:23, 20:21; Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:4.

          3. Giving Life to Jesus - John 1:14, 5:21&26; Hebrews 1:5-6.

          4. Committing All Things to Jesus - John 3:34-35, 5:22&27, 17:2&8.

          5. Bearing Witness to Jesus - Psalm 2:7-8; Matthew 3:17, 17:5; Mark 1:11, 9:7; Luke 9:35; II Peter 1:17.

          6. Resurrecting Jesus - Luke 23:46; Acts 2:24&32, 5:30; Romans 6:4; I Corinthians 6:14; II Corinthians 4:14; Ephesians 1:17- 20.

          7. Exalting Jesus - Mark 16:19; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:20; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:8- 9; I Peter 3:22.

     C. In the present age -

          1). Determining the times and seasons - Acts 1:7, 17:26.

          2). Sending the Holy Spirit to His children (saints) - John 14:26; Acts 2:33; Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 4:6.

          3). Giving wisdom to His children - Ephesians 1:17; James 1:5.

          4). Drawing men to the Son - John 6:44&65.

          5). Receiving Christ's intercession for the saints - Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:24-25.

          6). Answering requests of the church - Matthew 18:19; John 16:23; Acts 12:5-17.

          7). Holding authority over the Son - John 14:31, 15:10;  I Corinthians 3:23, 11:3, 15:27.

          8). Placing members in the body - Romans 12:3-4; I Corinthians 12:18&24.

          9). Exhibiting attributes of a Father - II Corinthians 6:18

               a). Comforts - Romans 8:15: II Corinthians 1:3-4, 7:6.

               b). Provides - Matthew 7:11; Philippians 4:19; James 1:17.

               c). Chastens - John 15:2: I Corinthians 11:32; Hebrews 12:5-11.

               d). Gives life - Ephesians 2:4-7; Titus 3:4-5; I Peter 1:3-5.

     D. In eternity -

          1). Will receive the kingdom from the Son - I Corinthians 15:24-28.

          2). Will be the habitation of redeemed men - Revelation 21:22-23.