When Philip uttered the words, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us” (John 14:8), he probably didn’t fully understand the implications of what he was asking.  Actually, his words went more like this:

“Lord, show (or, put on a demonstration, to point out, to present in sight) us the Father, and it is sufficient (or, it will satisfy, we will be content) for us” (John 14:8).

This was not Moses begging God to reveal His glory (Exodus 38:18).  No, this was the disciples wanting more than Jesus.  They wanted to trust a visible manifestation of something more than simple faith in Christ.

Have you ever done the same?  Have you longed for the Lord’s power or blessing or answered prayer or a miracle more than the Lord Himself?

If so, keep listening.

The following is a study on John 14:7-9.

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