What Jesus Did! 'Authority to Reveal the Father' — Luke 10:22

Monday, July 6, 2015

"My Father has given me all things. No person knows who the Son is—only the Father knows. And only the Son knows who the Father is. The only people that will know about the Father are those people the Son chooses to tell."
— Luke 10:22
Illustration of Luke 10:22 — "My Father has given me all things.

Key Thought

Jesus reveals God. You want to know God? You need to look to Jesus! Jesus is God's ultimate expression in human form. He is God's Living Word—God's message spoken through the life of Jesus. Jesus has authority over everything. He knows and reveals the Father. So, if you really want to know God, get to know Jesus!

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you for revealing yourself in Jesus, your Son and my Savior. In Jesus' name I praise and thank you for this gift. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

Then the Holy Spirit made Jesus feel very happy. Jesus said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. I praise you because you have hidden these things from the wise and smart people. But you have shown these things to people that are like little children. Yes, Father, you did this because this is what you really wanted to do. "My Father has given me all things. No person knows who the Son is—only the Father knows. And only the Son knows who the Father is. The only people that will know about the Father are those people the Son chooses to tell." Then Jesus turned to his followers. They were there alone with him. Jesus said, "You are blessed to see the things you now see! I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see the things that you now see. But they did not see these things. And many prophets and kings wanted to hear the things that you now hear. But they did not hear these things."

Luke 10:21-24

Related Scripture Readings

No man has ever seen God. But the only Son (Jesus) is God. He is very close to the Father (God). And the Son has shown us what God is like.

John 1:18

Jesus answered, "I am the way. I am the truth and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. If you really knew me, then you would know my Father too. But now you know the Father. You have seen him."

John 14:6-7

So Jesus came to them and said, "All authority (power) in heaven and on earth is given to me. So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach those people to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world."

Matthew 28:18-20

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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