Jesus is the Word of God
12/5/2013, 9 a.m.
John was presenting the gospel of St. John to his Jewish and Gentile audiences by using terms they both understood. He begins by stating, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” The Greek word
translated “Word” in this passage is Logos. For example, in the Old Testament the “word” of God is often used as an instrument for the execution of God’s will, therefore, by introducing his Jewish readers to Jesus as the “Word,” John was pointing the Jews to the Old Testament where the Logos or “Word” of God is God’s revelation of Himself to humanity. And in Greek philosophy, the word Logos was used to describe God as the creator of heaven and earth and all matter, and His communication with the world.
John was not just introducing Jesus as another mediator between an impersonal god and the material world, he goes beyond any concept that the Jews and Gentile world was accustomed to. He presented Jesus not as a mere mediating figure like the Greeks supposed, but as a personal being, fully divine, yet fully human. Christ was God’s perfect revelation of Himself in the flesh. Jesus asked Phillip, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father. . .” (John 14:9). What John is actually saying to us today, the term Logos or “Word” in John 1:1, is that Jesus Christ is the true Logos of God, the Living Word of God in human form, He was fully God and at the same time, fully man, who came not only to reveal God to man but to redeem all who believe in Him from their sin and its consequences.
My friend, we have a true friend in Jesus, He knows what you need even before you ask Him. Proverbs 3:5-6 states, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Trust Him today.