New Defender's Study Bible Notes
4:12 No man hath seen God. But “the only begotten Son…hath declared Him” (John 1:18). “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father,” Jesus said (John 14:9). Jesus Christ is “the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). In a lesser way, though quite real, just as we see God in Christ, so men can see God’s attribute of love in us if we have allowed the Holy Spirit to bring His fruit (Galatians 5:22) to perfection in our lives.