See God — 2016.02.18
Who sees me sees him who sent me.
John 12, 45
If we want to know what God is like, then we should look at Jesus. In the Gospels, the character and nature of Jesus is described. And in the letters, still a lot more about Jesus, so that we can get a good idea of the nature of Jesus.
In John 10, 30: I and the Father are one. – Jesus is the perfect image of the heavenly Father. Not only do they constantly agree, but are very similar. God had made man in His image, and in Jesus it has become a reality: Just as Jesus, God had thought about the people.
The life of Jesus is marked by great power and authority. He commanded the storm, the diseases, the spirits and death, and they all obeyed him. His life is marked by great compassion and sympathy for the people. Everyone who came to Him, experienced help and mercy. He made the difference clear between those who needed him and those who wanted to have just discussion and law. He was incorruptible, only trusting pleas moved his heart. He was totally dependent on the direction of God. He did nothing, without asking the Father. He sought communion with God and often prayed all night long. Without God, without authorization, he would do nothing. He was not tempted to do any miracles for himself. He was humble and did not honor himself, but in all things honored God the Father. He had a relationship with God, as a son to his beloved father. He was grateful in all things. He was friendly and patient with sinners. He could forgive anything. I guess you could even write pages about Jesus. But rather read for yourself the Gospels and see how Jesus is!
God has big plans for us. He wants us to become like Jesus. Of course, we cannot quite reach, but He wants to help. He wants to be big in us, so that we look like Jesus. He wants to give us authority. He wants to have in the stillness fellowship with us and let us know what He wants. He wants to be our strong, loving father. He wants to give us strength. He wants to shape us, so that we are patient, kind, gentle and clear in the judgment. Everyone does not go with their own efforts; we can change ourselves with difficulty. But the Spirit of God does make if we ask Him constantly. When we look at Jesus, His character rubs off on us.
Thank you, Jesus, do not condemn me! You came to save me! Shape me, so will become more like you. If I see you in the Bible, then I cannot help: I have to praise you, praise and worship, – you, my wonderful Lord!
Bible Reading Today: Isaiah 4, 1 – 6