Today's challenging verse
All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to who the Son wills to reveal Him.
There are several jewels in this verse. Jesus is given all things by His Father. I'm not sure exactly what "all things" entails but I am sure it is huge. Power. Wisdom. Knowledge. Strength.
I have heard a lot of people say that God the Father and God the Son are almost polar opposites. That Christ is loving, gentle, kind. God the Father is harsh, judgmental, easily angered. And yet, here we see that everything Jesus possesses was given to Him by His Father. Can an unloving God give His Son such gifts?
There is another verse where Jesus says "if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father." I believe part of Jesus' purpose on this earth is to show people what the Father is really like. To overcome people's perceptions of an overly harsh, judgmental, and angry God.
"...and the one to who the Son wills to reveal Him." How do we know God the Father? By Christ revealing Him. Yesterday I briefly talked about what God's will is. One aspect of Christ's will is to reveal the Father. I love that thought. Jesus reveals His Father.
Father, thank You for sending Christ to this earth to witness about You. Please help me to better understand You, to come to know you more. Thank you for being such a wonderful God. Amen.
Does anyone else have any thoughts on this text?