DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
THURS. 02.05.2019

TODAY’S VERSE: (Read John 14:1-14)
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? John 14:8-9

THEME: SHOW US THE FATHER

WORDS OF HOPE:
Jesus is speaking to His disciples about His departure and is speaking with words to comfort their troubled hearts. Jesus’ leaving would be a benefit for His disciples. Jesus was going to prepare a place in the Father’s house for those who belong to Him. The disciples are concerned that they do not know the way to Jesus (14:5). But Jesus responds that He himself is the way (14:6). By knowing Jesus, then you know the Father and will be in the Father’s house when Jesus returns (14:7). This sets the stage for the continuing discussion between Jesus and His disciples on the last night of His life as they sit in the upper room. After declaring that Jesus is the way to the Father and if you know Jesus then you know the Father, Philip has a request. “Lord, show us the Father and it is enough for us.” Just give us one thing, Lord, and that will be enough for us to believe. Jesus says in verse 9 that if you have seen Jesus, then you have seen the Father. This is so difficult to grasp. We have seen God in Jesus. We have been given all we need for belief and for comfort. Jesus is not simply some religious teacher or guide. Jesus is God. Jesus is the end of the pursuit. Jesus is the first-hand revelation of God. If we will see Jesus, then we will see God, as John wrote at the beginning of this gospel (John 1:14, 18). No one has seen God but the Son has made Him known. Consider what Jesus says to Philip. If you don’t know that you are looking directly at the Father when you come to know Jesus, then you do not know Jesus at all. Notice that Jesus asks Philip how it could be that he has been with Philip for long, but Philip still does not know Him. There are people who have stayed in church for many years but have no knowledge of the Lord. Like Philip, let’s ask God to always show us the way.

PRAYER POINTS:
• Pray for the grace to walk in the way of the Lord
• Pray for grace to locate the way at all times
• Pray for grace to increase in the knowledge of the Lord

PRAYER:
God, show us the way all the time in the name of Jesus. Amen 🙏🏽

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