Sunday, March 2, 2014

Heidelberg Catechism Lord's Day 9

~~~Of God the Father and our Creation Creation

Lord’s Day 9

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

That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who
of nothing made heaven and earth with all that in
them is,[1] who likewise upholds, and governs the
same by His eternal counsel and providence,[2] is for
the sake of Christ, His Son, my God and my
Father,[3] in whom I so trust as to have no doubt that
He will provide me with all things necessary for
body and soul;[4] and further, that whatever evil He
sends upon me in this troubled life, He will turn to
my good;[5] for He is able to do it, being Almighty
God,[6] and willing also, being a faithful Father.[7]

[1] Gen 1-2; Ex 20:11; Job 38-39; Ps 33:6; Isa 44:24;
Acts 4:24, 14:15; Col 1:16; Heb 11:3; [2] Ps 104:2-5, 27-30, 115:3; Mt 6:30, 10:29-30; Acts 17:24-25; Eph 1:11;
Heb 1:3; [3] Mt 6:8; Jn 1:12-13; Rom 8:15-16; Gal 4:4-7;
Eph 1:5, 3:14-16; [4] Ps 55:22, 90:1-2; Mt 6:25-26; Lk
12:22-31; [5] Acts 17:27-28; Rom 8:28; [6] Gen 18:14;
Rom 8:31-39, 10:12; [7] Num 23:19; Mt 6:32-33, 7:9-11