What Jesus Did! 'Jesus Reveals the Father' — John 17:25-26

Sunday, November 4, 2018

"Father, you are the One who is good. The world does not know you, but I know you. And these people know that you sent me. I showed them what you are like. And again I will show them what you are like. Then they will have the same love that you have for me. And I will live in them."
— John 17:25-26 NLT
Illustration of John 17:25-26 NLT — "Father, you are the One who is good.

Key Thought

Jesus is the one who reveals God to us. If we want to know what God is like, all we have to do is look at Jesus. If we want to know how God cares for people, we can look at how Jesus ministered to them. If we want to know God's will for our lives, we can listen to Jesus' words and know they reveal God's truth. Jesus reveals the nature of God in his actions and his words. And, Jesus continues to reveal God to us. He is the one through whom the fullest revelation of God comes. Let's look to Jesus if we really want to know God.

Today's Prayer

Father God, thank you for revealing yourself to me in Jesus. I truly believe that Jesus reveals your heart, your character, your compassion, your holiness, and many more of your qualities. Now I ask, dear Father, that you reveal yourself to me as I seek to know you more fully through your Son's ministry here on earth. Please make yourself more fully known to me and through me. I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 1:14-18
  • 1 John 1:1-4
  • Titus 2:11-14


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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.