The notes from last night’s study (most likely) finishing up our look at the Trinity are short, but here they are:
v.27 – The Son reveals the Father (John 1:18)
v.28 – The Son humbly offers rest…
The way to understand God is to see Jesus—that is, the Son who is sent by the Father, in the Power of the Spirit. Jesus shows us God is a loving Father, who loves us precisely by sending His Son, and offering us this rest.
1 Peter 5:5-6
We are called to the same qualities as the Son. This humility is God-like in that it is like the Son. Why does God resist the proud? Because it’s fundamentally out of character for Him. There’s no pride in God. There’s only love!
Pride turns you away from God and severs the relationship you could have with Him Thought experiment: What would pride be…in God?
Gal 5:22 – The Spirit bears this fruit of Christ’s character in us. (Col 3:12)
Romans 8:29 – Our calling and destiny: to be conformed into the image of the Son. Anything less is to fall short of what we were created for.