Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Philip had been with Jesus for a long time, as he was one of the first disciples to be called. Yet the full truth of Christ’s deity and of His unity with the Father had not yet dawned on Philip. He did not know that when he looked at Jesus, he was looking at One who perfectly displayed the Father. We are to be sure that we know who Jesus is, as He is the only One that we can have an eternal relationship with.