Philippians 2:11, “… and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
God’s nature is composed of three separate co-eternal persons that share the same divine substance known as the tri-unity or trinity. God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There are not three separate gods acting as one being or three persons of god each having 1/3 of divinity and together making one god. There is only one being which is called God and He is triune in His nature. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are each 100% divine and one in nature yet separate in personality and function.
Jesus taught the tri-unity of God’s nature in Matthew 28:19b in regards to the baptism formula. He said, “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”therefore, there is only one name and authority for God yet this name and authority is shared by three unique persons- the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The Bible declares that God the Father is worthy of praise and worship, Matt. 6:9, 2 Cor. 1:3, & Rev. 1:6. However, it wasn’t until God the Son came and revealed Him that we were able to truly understand who He is, John 1;18. Jesus taught that the Father is a Spirit (John 4:24) and that no one has even seen Him because He dwells in unapproachable light (john 1:18). Thus the only way to truly honor and worship the Father in the New Covenant is through Jesus Christ.
Jesus declared in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” As a result you can only worship the Father by accepting His Son Jesus. After you have accepted Jesus, the Father desires that all glory for Him to go through Jesus, John 17:10.
Therefore, you can worship the Father by saying things like the following, “Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus and worship you as the source of all things good and the sustainer of life. I honor and hollow your name by living for you and obeying all that you have commanded through your Son Jesus.”
Also, Paul declares that through Jesus you have been adopted into the Father’s family and can call God by the more intimate name in Aramaic, “Abba,” which means, “Daddy” in English, Galatians 4:6. Therefore, make time everyday to worship and glorify the Father through Jesus Christ.
- Always come to the Father through Jesus.
- Offer all the different kinds of praise and worship to the Father in Jesus’ name.
- Live your life looking for new ways to praise Jesus for who He is and all that He has done!