JESUS IS THE LIVING 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. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.
the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
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 1:1-4, 9-14
Logos Strong’s Number: 3056
In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the
universe, the cause of all the world’s life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man’s salvation put on human nature in the person of
Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.
A Greek philosopher named Heraclitus first used the term Logos around600 B.C. to designate the divine reason or plan which coordinates achanging universe.
This word was well suited to John’s purpose inJohn 1.
I’m not sure when it happened, but so many of us have come to believe that “the Word” refers to Scripture. In every Bible verse I could find, however, this refers to God. Here are three more examples:
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
1 Peter 1:23
Jesus is the Living Word, still alive; still speaking and working in us. “It’s the Holy Spirit now,” you might argue. No matter: There is one God, revealed to us in three persons.
Why would anyone even care about this? I can think of at least two good reasons:
*It is Jesus to whom we come and whom we worship. Yes, the Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God, but we don’t worship it. To do so would be idolatry.
*To follow the written word apart from God is empty and limited. It is our relationship with Him that has life. Even Satan can quote Scripture; that doesn’t make him a believer.
The absolute bottom line in this?
It’s Jesus, all about Jesus; come to Him, find peace, rest, life, hope, joy, peace, wholeness and every good thing!