I Believe In God The Father

Question 26   What do you believe when you say “I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth”?

Answer:

That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (who of nothing made heaven and earth, with all that is in them; (a)

who likewise upholds and governs the same by his eternal counsel and providence) (b)

is for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father; (c)

on whom I rely so entirely, that I have no doubt, but he will provide me with all things necessary for soul and body (d)

and further, that he will make whatever evils he sends upon me, in this valley of tears turn out to my advantage; (e)

for he is able to do it, being Almighty God, (f)

and willing, being a faithful Father. (g)


That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (who of nothing made heaven and earth, with all that is in them; (a)

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.  Genesis 1:2,3

“The Spirit of God has made me,
And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.  Job 33:4

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.  Psalm 33:6

24 And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, “O Lord, it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them,  Acts 4:24

15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.  Acts 14:15

That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
That there is no one besides Me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other,
The One forming light and creating darkness,
Causing well-being and creating calamity;
I am the Lord who does all these.  Isaiah 45:6,7

 
who likewise upholds and governs the same by his eternal counsel and providence) (b)

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.  Matthew 10:29

3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,  Hebrews 1:3

27 They all wait for You
To give them their food in due season.
28 You give to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.
29 You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.
30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the ground.  Psalm 104:27-30

But our God is in the heavens;
He does whatever He pleases.  Psalm 115:3

 
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,  Ephesians 1:9-11

is for the sake of Christ his Son, my God and my Father; (c)

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,  John 1:12

15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”  Romans 8:15

so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.  Galatians 4:5-7

 
In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.  Ephesians 1:5,6

on whom I rely so entirely, that I have no doubt, but he will provide me with all things necessary for soul and body (d)

23 But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.  Psalm 55:23

 
25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Matthew 6:25,26

 
22 And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!  Luke 12:22-24

and further, that he will make whatever evils he sends upon me, in this valley of tears turn out to my advantage; (e)

28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28

for he is able to do it, being Almighty God, (f)

12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;  Romans 10:12

 
22 And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.  Luke 12:22

 
23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.  Romans 8:23

“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
You who have been borne by Me from birth
And have been carried from the womb;
Even to your old age I will be the same,
And even to your graying years I will bear you!
I have done it, and I will carry you;
And I will bear you and I will deliver you.  Isaiah 46:3,4

and willing, being a faithful Father. (g)

25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.  Matthew 6:25-34

Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!  Matthew 7:9-11

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