God in Person
“No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”
Who is God? How has your life changed knowing that He is real and has created all things? Have you ever seen Him? Have you ever looked upon His face and been overcome by His beauty? How do you perceive Him? Is He who you imagine He is? Do you place Him in your own world and give Him boundaries of what He can and cannot do? Has He forgiven your sins? Has He extended His grace to you? John is giving us a key to all of these questions by revealing the truth which is that no man has seen God except for Jesus and Jesus has come and explained Him to us.
This is a strong incentive for us to look closely at the Gospels. Jesus is God in person and we are able to see God when we look at Him. Jesus says that if we have seen Him then we have seen the Father. He and the Father are One.
What I desire to convey is the need to look at all that Jesus has taught us of Himself and to examine all of the good works which He did while here on earth with new eyes, eyes that long to know God, eyes that long to behold the face of God, eyes that long to have true understanding into the life of their Creator. We need to seek God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength! His riches are there for those who seek them earnestly - the riches of His wisdom and the riches of our eternal inheritance. I just want to express the delight in this kind of earnest seeking. Oh how we need to draw close to the One who truly loves us! Charles Finney (a great evangelist from the mid 1800’s) left us a good thing to think about when he confronted a number of people who had gone a few weeks without delighting in the word of God while reading it, that this was a sign for the need of a spiritual revival in their lives. So I ask us - how many times have we read from the Bible and when we were finished could not remember what we had read?
Let us desire to know our Savior better and to delight in Him and the wonderful inheritance that He has left for us in His words and actions - The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
God bless you all!