John 14:8 Commentary - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
1) "Phillip saith unto him;" (legei auto Philippos) "Philip replied directly to him," in earnest sincerity. Yes, one of the twelve apostles yet wavered in understanding, Joh 5:39.
2) "Lord, show us the Father," (kurie deikson hemin ton patera) "Lord, show to us the Father," as you would show us a man, supposing some visible manifestation of the person of God the Father might be caused to appear, not realizing that that was who He was, Heb 1:3.
3) "And it sufficeth us." (kai arkei hemin) "And it suffices or is enough for us," just meet our terms, set all our fears at rest by visibly showing us the Father, Like the Jews who doted on signs, then rejected supernatural prophetic and miraculous signs that were given them, so were the disciples often dull in the flesh and requiring new standards be met by the Lord to convince them of His trustworthiness, 1Co 1:22-24. Let men see God the Father in His Son, and receive His message, else they would not believe though He came down from heaven, Joh 8:24; Luk 16:31.
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Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary
The Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary of the Whole Bible was originally published as a 23-volume set by Albert Garner (principal author) along with J. C. Howes, G.F. Crumley, and Eugene Garner in 1985. The Blessed Hope Foundation has released this digital edition into the public domain.