Monday, October 12, 2009
The Grace of God
All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. (Matthew 11:27)
The only way that we can come to know the heavenly Father is by the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, revealing Him to us. If the Son does not will to reveal the Father to us, then we cannot know Him. On the other hand, the only way we can know the Son, is by the Father the Holy Spirit revealing the Son of God to us (John 6:43-44)
Jesus therefore answered and said to them, “Do not murmur among yourselves. No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him..."
“And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven. (Luke 12:10)
The knowledge of God is essential to salvation, but we can only know God when He graciously opens our eyes to His own revelation of Himself. Our salvation is all of grace, and for His glory.