Digging Deeper into Lesson 10
The Father's Heart of Love: Head to Heart Guide
Jesus says that He reveals the Father in all that He says and does.
Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.” John 14:8-10 ESV
Study the way of Jesus in two “books.” Both of these books reveal the Father.
1) First, in the pages of the gospel, look to see how Jesus handles situations and people—this will show you exactly what the Father is like. The letters paint word portraits too (see 2Co 13:4-8, Philippians 4:4-8, and Galatians 5:22 to see Him better).
2) Then review the pages of your inner diary. Take careful remembrance of the times you have been touched by Jesus, encountered Jesus, been loved or rescued by Jesus—those also are revealing the Father to you. He would never have been that way with you, if He hadn’t seen the Father wanting it to be so.