God's Self-Revelation

GOD’S SELF-REVELATION

Job’s friend, Zophar, asked, “Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?” (Job 11:7). The answer is no. Being inscrutable and incomprehensible to men, God cannot be known by man other than through His own self-revelation. Jesus said, “All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him” (Luke 10:22). While much about God has been revealed in creation and providence, the greatest and clearest revelation of Himself is through the Bible and His Son.

If the Bible contained but the speculations of ancient men about God, it would be worthless. The world of religious thought can never comprehend God by its wisdom (1 Cor. 1:21). A true understanding of God must come from God Himself. The sacred Scriptures are the self-revelation of God. They are called God’s Word because every verse of every chapter of every book in the Bible is inspired of God (2 Tim. 3:16). The Scriptures are literally God-breathed. While He used about forty different writers to
write down His words, the Bible is not the words of men but the very words of God Himself, making it the Holy Bible.

The fullest revelation of God is in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. To Philip Jesus said, “He that hast seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9). The Son of God is called the “image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15). In the Gospel of John it is written, “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [explained] him” (John 1:18). If one wants to know God, he will find Him fully and perfectly revealed in His Son. As the Son of God, Jesus Christ is God revealed in the flesh.