A Place for You • Devotion 4

God in Flesh
Caleb Jones

“‘If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.’ Philip said to him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’ Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.” John 14:7-10

I have often thought about what it was like to physically walk with Jesus. Surely, it was easier to believe in Him when you are standing next to Him, watching Him perform miracles. I would have never doubted Him, disrespected Him, sinned against Him, or questioned Him. Yet the disciples, who were the closest to Jesus, did all of these things. Here in John chapter 14, we see Jesus trying to teach His disciples a few things.
Jesus did not just come to Earth as the Son of God, He came as God in the flesh.
He is God, the Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End (Revelation 22:13), Jehovah Jireh our provider Genesis (22:14), Jehovah Rapha our Healer (Exodus 15:26), Jehovah Nissi our Banner (Exodus 17:15), Jehovah Shalom our Peace (Judges 6:24), Jehovah Raah our Shepherd (Psalms 23:1), Jehovah Tsidkenu our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6), Abba Father (Romans 8:15), and Adonai our master (Colossians 1:16). God became flesh and lived among us (John 1:14). This means that the Creator of the universe walked exactly where we have walked. He faced the same temptation that we face (Matthew 4:1-11).

He is also teaching them about His deity. John 1:1-5 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” In verse 14, it says, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” This is the Christ. He is our Authority because He is God.

What are the things you are questioning God about right now?
Are you lacking in faith in any areas?
What does it mean to walk with Christ today?
What community do you have to wrestle with these questions?
Who is in your life that is encouraging you and challenging you?
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