Thomas Watson – Our Father

30 Sep

Princes on earth give themselves titles expressing their greatness, as “High and Mighty.” God might have done so—and expressed himself thus, “Our King of glory, our Judge:” but he gives himself another title, “Our Father,” an expression of love and condescension. That he might encourage us to pray! to him—he represents himself under the sweet notion of a Father. “Our Father.” [Sweet is the name of Father.] The name Jehovah carries majesty in it—the name Father carries mercy in it!

~Thomas Watson~

The Lord’s Prayer (Portland, Oregan;; 2010) eBook. Excerpted from “The Works of Thomas Watson” – The Lord’s Prayer; The Preface to the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father in Heaven”

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