What God Is Like

John 1:15-18 (NIV)

(John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

One of the hardest things for us to wrap our minds around is the fact that Jesus is God. Yet, for the second time in the first chapter of John’s Gospel, the Apostle John says that Jesus of Nazareth is God in the flesh. This is amazing! God put on human skin and lived here among people for a time so that He could do one thing – to bring grace to a world desperately in need of it. 
Jesus revealed God to humanity according to John 1:18. This means that if you want to know what God is like, all you have to do is look at the life of Jesus. Jesus made God known to the world. Jesus revealed the heart of God to us. If Jesus didn’t do it, God wouldn’t do it. If Jesus said it, you can be sure that His words came from God. If Jesus loved and healed and forgave, then you can know that God’s heart beats with love, healing and forgiveness. 
How can we know this? Because Jesus is God. The best way to know what God is like is to read the Bible. In the Word of God, we read about who God is and what He is like through the life of Jesus. 
PRAYER: Thank You, Father, for revealing Your heart through Jesus. I want to know You better. Give me the discipline to spend time in Your Word each day that I might know what You are like. Thank You for Jesus, amen.

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