For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful…
I. CHRIST IS CALLED FATHER.
1. Not in respect to the eternal Three. He is the Son in this point of view.
2. But as one with Him, and the Eternal Spirit, in the unity of the same Godhead.
3. He is the Father of His people. "He shall see His seed" (Isaiah 53:10).
4. He is their spiritual life (Galatians 2:20).
II. HE IS CALLED THE EVERLASTING FATHER. He ever lives. He is Life. He ever loves. His blessings are everlasting.
(J. H. Evans, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.