Tuesday 14th September
He is the image of the invisible God
Jesus reveals to us the beautiful character of God!
The Apostle John tells us that "no man has seen God at any time." Then he says of Jesus, "He has explained Him" (John 1:18). The writer of Hebrews tells us that Jesus "is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His nature" (Hebrews 1:3).
Jesus does not show us the essential being of God. No one can see God, because God is spirit. What Jesus shows us is the essential character of God — what kind of person He is. And what we see of God in Jesus is so sublime. John puts it this way: "we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14).
God is saying to you today, to look at Jesus to understand what He is like. Do you want to know if God cares? Look at Jesus, moved with compassion as He sees the multitudes. Do you want to know if God is really committed to you? See Jesus dying on the cross for you. Do you wonder how God feels about hypocrisy in your spiritual life? Look at Jesus' words to the Pharisees. Will God still accept you after major spiritual failure in your life? Look at Jesus on the beach, walking with Peter and restoring him.