“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” —Isaiah 64:8
Even the lost man can call Jehovah God Father, but his confession is as lifeless as a cemetery. When Jesus confronted the envious Jews, those who desired to murder Him, He told them that they did the deeds of their father (the devil). The Jews objected and replied, “We have one father, even God” (John 8:41). Yet, we know that they couldn’t possibly know the heavenly Father, nor was it possible for them to have a relationship with Him because they denied Christ; and Jesus told His disciples later, “No man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).