Isaiah: “But You are our Father…” (v. 63:16) One might be able to count on one hand the number of times God has revealed Himself as “Our Father” in the OT. The people of Israel could not have conceived a “personal” relationship with God – it would be tantamount to blasphemy. You may remember (John 10:33) when Jesus said “I and the Father are One” that the Pharisees took up stones to “let Him have it”. They regarded such a statement as blasphemy, i.e., Jesus equating Himself with God.
Gospel: Mark 11:27 – 12:12
New Testament: 1 Timothy 3:1-16
Old Testament: Isaiah 63:15 – 64:9