All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Luke 10:22 [ESV]
I LOVE this! It is through Jesus and only through Jesus that people come to know the Father as He is.
When I look back on my life as a believer, I can see that I could never have known the Father until I had the Son IN me and I IN Him. When I read God’s Word and the Living Word speaks to me through the interpretation the Holy Spirit gives me, I am able to see the character and person of God. I see His mercy, kindness, grace, love, and holiness. This knowledge leads to a Fear of the Lord because I have been given a glimpse of the Father through the person of Jesus.
It is only through a consistent closeness with Jesus that I can know the Father. There is a really important word in the verse above -> “Chooses”. Jesus has to Choose to reveal the Father to me…this needs to become part of my prayer routine…to ask Jesus to reveal the Father. The more I know God in all three persons, the more I will live with my view and focus on the hope of Heaven to come. I will also be more aligned to what the Lord’s direction in my life.