The Paternity of God
Matthew 6:9
After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

In our nature are quenchless affections. These call for something more than God the Creator, the Ruler.

1. We should recognize that God is our Father, in order that we may have right views of religion.

2. It is important to realize the truth of God's paternity, because of its consolations.

3. This truth furnishes us with the profoundest motives to obedience.

(E. H. Chaplin.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

WEB: Pray like this: 'Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.

The Paternal Relationship of God to Us
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