Texts: Ex.33:18-20; John 14:8-9.
Because of man’s sinful nature (our natural opposition to God), we cannot stand in His glorious presence and survive. When Samson’s father realised that he saw God, he feared that he would be killed (Judges 13:22-23). But one of the glorious aspects of the gospel is that we can see God face to face. Philip wanted Jesus to show them God the Father, but Jesus’ rebuke is also a very blessed lesson. Because of the one-ness of God the Father and God the Son, seeing Jesus is tantamount to seeing the Father. Samson’s father saw Jesus, Moses saw Jesus (Numbers 12:6-8), and though we cannot now see Jesus the
way these men did, one day we will. We will see the triune God in the fullness of glory.
Reflect on verse 9, what is God teaching you in this verse?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, thank You for revealing Yourself to me through Your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.