DAILY WORDS OF HOPE
BY PCG, HOPE CONGREGATION–SAK. EST
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: KNOWING THE FATHER
WORDS OF HOPE:
At a time when Christ has been speaking of the Father’s home with its many abodes to which He is going, Philip requests to be shown the Father. Philip was one of the first disciples called by Christ Himself, and thus had been with Him all the time of His ministry. Hence, from the perspective of Jesus, the question raised doubts about whether the disciples had seen anything of the One he had tried, through all the works he had done, to show them. This raises the question whether it is possible to be a Christian and not really know God. When the Bible talks about knowing God, it’s not referring to a merely intellectual exercise. Knowing God does not mean knowing facts about God. To know God is not just reciting His biblical resume. Paul knew all about God, from his intense training in the Law and his stature in the Jewish community. But Paul did not know God until he met Jesus face to face on the road to Damascus. His life changed because God revealed Himself to him, not because Paul had all the right answers. The secret to knowing God is daily, moment by moment walk with Him through reading
His Word, meditating on it, and communing with Him in prayer. Get to know the Father! Blessings!
• Pray that you will not be like Philip – a committed church member who does not know God.
• Pray that Jesus will reveal who He is to you like He did to Philip and Paul.
God, I place myself under Your power and authority. May I not be a church member who is only committed, but does not know you. Lord, reveal yourself to me like you did to Philip and Paul. Amen 🙏🏽