Jn.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.

The Father is a giver. Everything about Him exudes with His love for His creation. His actions all revolve around these two things, to reveal Himself and to glorify Himself. To the unrenewed mind God glorifying Himself might come off as strange or prideful. The truth of this is that the way God loves us and blesses us is by revealing Himself to us and showing us His glory. Revealing Himself to us is the greatest act of His love. Knowing and enjoying Him is the greatest of all treasures. If you love someone you give them something of great value. God loves us and gives us himself, the greatest of all treasures. This truth is the secret behind all that God does. Everything from creation to redemption is God’s display of His glory. This is why John 3:16 is so powerful, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but shall have eternal life”. The Father reveals Himself to us through His Son, this is how He loves the world. Here is how Jonathan Edwards describes this.

“God’s end in the creation of the world consists in these two things, to communicate himself and to glorify himself. God created the world to communicate himself, not to receive anything. But such was the infinite goodness of God that it was his will to communicate himself, to communicate of his own glory and happiness; and he made the world to glorify himself, [as it is] fit that God should glorify himself. These two things ought [not] to be separated when we speak of God’s end in the creation of the world, as the assembly of divines in speaking of the chief end for which man was created have judiciously united glorifying and enjoying {God}.”

God declared Himself through the life, ministry, and death of His Son Jesus. Everything the Father is radiates from Christ. His teaching, His healings, His deliverances from demonic bondage, His miracles of provision, and salvation which comes through His death. So have another look at Jesus, what you see will be the Father’s love. He loves us by giving us His Son. When we embrace His Son we taste the Father’s goodness and love, this is the place of indescribable joy.

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