He shall cry unto me, thou art my Father
Not by creation, as he is the Father of angels and men; nor by adoption, as he is the Father of saints; but by generation, being the begotter of him, ( Psalms 2:7 ) so that he is Christ's own and proper Father, and Christ is his own and proper Son, ( John 5:18 ) ( Romans 8:3 Romans 8:32 ) , and he frequently called him his Father, and asserted him to be in this relation to him, ( John 5:17 ) ( John 10:30 ) ( 20:17 ) , and addressed him, called upon him, and prayed unto him as such, ( Matthew 11:25 ) ( John 11:41 ) ( John 17:1 John 17:5 John 17:11 John 17:24 John 17:25 ) ( Luke 23:34 Luke 23:46 ) , "my God"; that chose him to be the Mediator, Redeemer, and Saviour; who made a covenant with him, his chosen; who prepared and provided the human nature of Christ; anointed him with the gifts and graces of his Spirit, and supported him in his sufferings, and crowned him with glory and honour; whom Christ loved as his God, trusted in him as such, obeyed him, and prayed unto him: he called him his God, owned him to be so, and called upon him, and cried unto him, as such, ( John 20:17 ) ( Matthew 27:46 ) . God is the Father of Christ, as Christ is a divine Person; and he is the God of Christ, as Christ is man: these two relations frequently go together in the New Testament, ( John 20:17 ) ( 2 Corinthians 1:3 ) ( Ephesians 1:3 ) ( 1 Peter 1:3 ) . It is added,
and the Rock of my salvation;
that bore him up, and where he stood firm, while he was working out the salvation of his people; and though he was not saved from sufferings and death, yet he was quickly delivered from the grave, and raised from the dead, and set at the right hand of God, where he must reign till all enemies are put under his feet.