Scripture uses all sorts of imagery to talk about God’s relationship to humans—father, mother, teacher, king. And these are all true, but there is another aspect of our relationship with God that is often overlooked. Humans were created to be partners with God.
In the very beginning of the Bible, this is the relationship we see. God creates humans to rule creation alongside him. But we failed to live up to this calling. But God is on a mission to restore humans to this role.