Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
I recall making an extraordinarily stupid conclusion in a seminary class discussion once. It exceeded the stupidity level of most of my conclusions in the courses that showed me I am not a systematic theologian. The professor, a wise and gentle man, corrected me in such a way that I could realize myself the heresy I had stated. Yes, I backed off of the conclusion. No, I won't tell you what it was.
In John 14:1-14, Philip makes one of these untenable statements. He makes a distinction between the Father and Jesus, one which could suggest that Jesus is not God or that there are two gods. Jesus' response both corrects Philip and lets him have the space needed to look through faithful eyes. Philip stands corrected, but Jesus doesn't punish him. He simply moves Philip along in the right path.
God has graciously given us his Word to show us what God is like, what we are like, and how the world actually works. When we start down the wrong path, as we reflect on Scripture and receive the wise teaching of others, we see the Father, and realize that the Father is glorified in the Son. He will guide us. He is faithful.
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