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Just A Thought
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What Do You Believe About God?
March 6, 2024
Just A Thought
March 8, 2024

Jesus is the Word

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us,

 and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father,

 full of grace and truth.

(John 1:14 NASB)

We’re going to explore the truths found in this one verse over the next few weeks. It shares with us a vital fundamental truth about Jesus. He is the Word of God incarnate, God’s divine revelation of himself to humanity.

We learn from the first verse from John something about the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2 NASB) God created with the Word. He spoke the world into existence through the Word.

Jesus as the Word (or Logos in Greek) carries rich theological as well as practical significance. In Greek philosophy, the term Logos referred to the principle of order and reason that governed the universe. However, in the Christian context, the Word of God expands to the creative and communicative expression of God’s will and wisdom. It is the whole counsel of God. The Word is all that God knows. The Word is God speaking to us through the Son. Jesus is the Word.

When John described Jesus as the Word, he declared both His preexistence and divine nature. Jesus existed eternally as the Word of God. He was with God, intimately connected with the Father. Jesus the Word created all things, and through Him God made known the fullness of his revelation to humanity. (John 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-20).

Jesus as the Word acts as the mediator between God and humanity. Jesus is the embodiment of God’s truth, love, and grace. Jesus as the Word reveals the power and authority of God inherent in His identity, and just as words have the power to create, transform, and communicate so, too, does Jesus as the Word of God. As we encounter Jesus in the pages of Scripture, we encounter the living Word of God, who speaks directly to our hearts and minds.

As we delve deeper into the Word, we see the Word in action, working His truth in us to transform and renew us from the inside out. This is without a doubt one of the most important events in history beside the Cross. It is a mystery which causes us to marvel at Jesus the Word becoming flesh.

Words speak to us. Jesus is God speaking to us. Jesus is the Word. He is the last Word in all things. What did God say about it?

Let’s listen to Jesus, the Word, and allow His Word to grow in us.