John 1:18 – No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

I guess closeness or intimacy doesn’t get any greater than this. John is describing the relationship between the Father and the Son as being so intimate that Jesus is actually in the Father’s bosom. This one verse gives us a glimpse into the beauty and harmony of the trinity. Jesus is in Him, they are inseparable. If you touch the Lord through the power of the Spirit you will also begin to taste the same love that Jesus has enjoyed for eternity. This is why we were saved, that we can glorify God and enjoy this intimacy forever. Chrysotom has some beautiful incite on this passage.

“Observe, therefore, with what fullness the Evangelist speaks. Having said that “no man has seen God at any time,” he does not go on to say “that the Son who has seen has declared him,” but adds something beyond “seeing” by the words “who is in the bosom of the Father.” “To dwell in the bosom” is far more than “to see.” For he who merely “sees” does not have an exact knowledge of the object in every way. He who “dwells in the bosom,” however, can be ignorant of nothing.… The Evangelist mentions “the bosom” in order to show to us by that one word that the affinity and nearness of the essence is great, that the knowledge is in no way different and that the power is equal. The Father would not have in his bosom one of another essence, nor would he have dared, had he been one among many servants, to live in the bosom of his Lord. For this belongs only to a true Son, to one who has much confidence toward his Father and who is in nothing inferior to him.”

No one has seen God because of His infinite nature. How can we perceive something with our physical senses that is not even part of this creation. To see someone or something is no guarantee that you understand; seeing definitely has no promise of true intimacy. Here John says that Jesus is in the bosom of the Father. This is a description of the relationship that they enjoy. Now here is the shocker, Jesus said “At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you”. This is what Jesus came to give us, a life hidden away in intimacy with God Himself.

2 thoughts on “IN THE BOSOM OF THE FATHER”

  1. Love ❤️ so much in this blog .( the confidence we have in our father ;they dwelling in our father’s bosom can be ignorant of nothing;) Love it all !!!SO GOOD!!
    Thank you

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