This is a subsidiary post of Father and Son.
Subsidiary post: The Lord as Father
The concepts of father and son are inseparable; you can’t have one without the other. Therefore, any discussion of one necessarily implies things about the other.
The father-son paradigm is seen throughout Scripture, both in the descriptions of actual fathers and sons but also as a metaphor of spiritual beings and spiritual relationships. In this latter sense, of course, both such metaphors apply to males and females; they are not used for the purpose of excluding women or girls. For this very reason, I include here some references to mothers and children.
Matthew 6:9 – “…’Our Father who is in heaven…”
Matthew 16:27 (Mark 8:38; Luke 9:26)
Matthew 23:9 – “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”
1 Thessalonians 2:5-7 – “…we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.”
1 Thessalonians 2:10-12 – “… we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children…”