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The Son Has Exclusive Knowledge of the Father

June 4, 2020

“No one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Matthew 11:27 (NIV)

Jesus doesn’t have to reveal the Father to anyone. Nobody tells the Son of God what to do. He chooses to reveal the Father to certain people, and that means He can bring you to God.

There has never been anyone like Jesus Christ and there never will be again. That’s why He can say this to you.

Many people know the President of the United States. Those who know him can tell you about him, and if they wanted to, they could introduce you to him. But with God it’s different: “No one knows the Father except the Son…”

When Jesus says, “Come to me and I will give you rest,” it would be easy for us to hear that as “If you feel a need of Jesus in your life, you can come to Him and He will help you.” While it is true that He can help you, the real reason for coming to Jesus is much bigger.

The great argument for coming to Christ is that without Jesus you don’t know God, you can’t find God, and you don’t have God. You have no hope without God.

Jesus Christ is the only being in the universe who can change that. Anyone who thinks they can come into an eternity with God, apart from Jesus Christ, is tragically mistaken.

Which do you find more difficult—the first part of the verse: “No one knows the Father except the Son” or the second: “the Son chooses to reveal him”? Why?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the Senior Pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the President and Teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.



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