Verse of the Day

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. —John 1:1

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

These words are profound… what they mean for us is extraordinary and mind-blowing! Jesus is the Word, the one who was with God in the beginning and was God before there was a beginning (John 1:1-3). Jesus is God’s ultimate and final Word (Hebrews 1:1-3). This Word is the one who turned water to wine, fed the five thousand with only five loaves and two fish, and raised Lazarus from the dead. He made his human appearance on earth when he was born in Bethlehem and placed in a manger by his mother, Mary, but Jesus has always been one with God and always has been God the Son. When Jesus came to us, he was God with us (Matthew 1:23). Jesus was God’s human incarnation in human flesh. He was God who came to visit us, his people (Luke 7:16). This Word is the Son of God, as Mark reminded us (Mark 1:1). He was declared Son of God with power through his resurrection (Romans 1:3-4). As the Jewish religious leaders knew in Jesus’ time, to be God’s Son meant you were one with God (John 10:303617:20-23), equal to God (John 5:16-18), and the “I Am” who revealed himself to Moses as Israel’s covenant God, the Lord (Exodus 3:11-14John 8:57-58). If you want to know how God would live on earth, look to Jesus; he, the Word, has made God known through his life on earth (John 1:14-18). We join with Thomas and declare to Jesus, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:26-28).


My Prayer…

Father, help me better know your Message, your word in the Scriptures, and your Word in life, Jesus. Please teach me more about you as I pursue Jesus and seek a heart like his for you and people. May Jesus be my Lord in word, deed, motivation, and worship. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Bible References

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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  1. John 1:1-2, 14
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
    The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    The “Word” referred to in verses 1-18 is Jesus Christ. He did not have a beginning Himself, but existed from all eternity. As far as the human mind can go back, Jesus was there. He was never created, He had no beginning and He has no end.

    “The Word was with God, and the Word was God”, many false teachings are around in our culture today that do not believe that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh. But this passage puts that wrong thinking to rest….or at least it should!
    The Bible teaches that there is one God and that there are three Persons in the Godhead – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three of these Persons are God. In this passage two of the Persons are mentioned, the Father and the Son. Jesus was not just an idea, or some vague kind of example, but a real Person who dwelt with God and was God.
    Some people reject the fact that Jesus was God in the flesh because they cannot understand it in their human minds how Jesus could be God and Himself at the same time. If we could fully understand all that God is and does then we would be God! HE created us, His thinking and actions are far above anything we will ever fully comprehend. Our part as His children is to believe what He tells us in Scripture for He is truth. What we can understand is that we human beings needed a Savior. God, acting in grace and mercy, sent a part of Himself…Jesus Christ, to come to this earth and take on the form of a man to bleed and die for our sins so that we could by faith in Him have an eternity in heaven instead of hell, which was where we were headed!

    When Jesus was on this earth and lived among men, they beheld the visible outshining of His glory which took place on the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-2). Peter, James, and John saw His face shinning like the sun, and His garments gleaming like bright light. They got to see a preview of the splendor which Christ will have when He comes back to this earth one day!
    The disciples and many others beheld Jesus as He walked this earth and lived a perfect life with no sin (1 Peter 2:18-25). They witnessed the many miracles that he performed, there was no doubt in their minds that He truly was God in the flesh!

    So do not let the world’s teaching which has its base in Satan, put any doubt in your mind at all that Jesus was God in the flesh when He walked this earth and died for our sins. Scripture tells us the truth, we must accept it by faith, or reject it, the choice is ours. I choose to trust God at His word for He CANNOT lie (Titus 1:2). Mankind…..well, he lies and is easily fooled constantly! Whose word are you going to trust?

    Thank You Jesus for dying for me, help me to live for You each and every day. I love You my Savior, my King of Kings and Lord of Lords and give You praise this day, Amen!

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