Jesus is the Word of God


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.

John 1:1-2

There’s no way a simple devotional can cover the nuances of the first verse.

The Word that John talks about here is Jesus Himself, as found in verse 14: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

Entire libraries are filled with books written about The Word, but suffice to say that his choice of The Word to describe Jesus is a reflection of who John believed He was: Truth.

As John Piper notes:

So as John begins his Gospel, he has in view all the revelation, all the truth, all the witness, all the glory, all the light, all the words that come out of Jesus in his living and teaching and dying and rising, and he sums up all that revelation of God with the name: he is “the Word” — the first, final, ultimate, decisive, absolutely true and reliable Word. The meaning is the same as Hebrews 1:1–2: “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” The Son of God incarnate is God’s climactic and decisive Word to the world.

Jesus is the Word of God.


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