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— “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” John 1:18

Do you want to know God? Do you want to see the Father’s face? But how can sinful human beings like you and me know or see the almighty and holy God?

Moses saw the form of God and beheld His glory after the LORD passed by Him (Exodus 33:17-23; 34:5-8). God also spoke with Moses face to face (Numbers 12:6-8). Yet, no man has ever seen God’s face (Exodus 33:20). But Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who is in the bosom of the Father - who is the intimate companion of the Father - He has declared and revealed the Father to us.

Do you want to know God the Father? Do you want to see Him as He really is? Look to Jesus, for He is God the Son in human flesh. He is in the bosom of the Father. To see and know Jesus is to see and know God the Father (cf. John 14:8ff.). And, in Jesus, we see and know God’s great love for us sinners.

God’s Word says to us: “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:9-10); and, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8).

O God the Father, grant that we may see and know You through the Son, Jesus Christ. In His name we pray. Amen.

For The Record, Pages 4 on 10/07/2009

Print Headline: WEEKLY DEVOTION Want to know God? Know Jesus!

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