In John 12:20-21, the following account is given by John: “And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.” John, by inspiration, records this account of men who desired to see Jesus. They came to Philip, a known follower of Jesus the Christ. Why did they go to Philip? Perhaps it was because they did not feel worthy to approach Jesus themselves, or perhaps because they were worried about how Jesus might react at being approached directly by Gentiles. We really do not know for sure. However, for whatever reason, they did want someone to take them to see Jesus, and they knew that the best person for that was one of His followers. And, even today, many all around those who are Christians are saying, as it were, “We would see Jesus.”
Where Did God Place Salvation?
Many in the religious world know about the “Who” of salvation (i.e., that Jesus is the Savior). Indeed, Acts 4:12 tells us, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” But, what so many today forget is the “where” of salvation. Where has God placed salvation? Paul wrote, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…” (Rom. 15:4). The Old Testament is not for our law, but for our learning. Note some lessons from the Old Testament about God’s nature regarding the “where” of salvation, as well as the application of such today.