Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Logos

May 7

Daily Bible Reading: John 1:1 – 28

Verse of the Day: John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

In three of John’s five books in the Bible (John 1:1; 1 John 1:1; and Rev. 19:13), we find John using the Greek word λογος. This word speaks of the principle or creative energy that generated the universe. The Gnostics of John’s day studied this principle, and held strong beliefs that it was what was the foundation of all things.

Still John was battling the Gnostic heresy in the first-century church; he started by explaining that the foundation of all Creation was the Creator God, or Jesus Christ. Jesus embodied all of the Godhead. He was God. He was not a part of Creation as a man would be. He is the revealer of God, and God Himself.

Jesus Christ came in the form of flesh (1:14) to reveal the One True God. He was, is, and always will be God.

Prayer: Jesus, You are the express image of God because You are God. Amen.

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