Jesus The Word

I love the way the Gospel of John opens.  John talks about Jesus without referring to him by that name, instead referring to him as “the Word” (John 1:14).  This should remind us that there is no difference between God’s Word and Jesus Christ.  The writer of Hebrews opened his book by saying, “Long ago, at many times in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2).  It is through Jesus that God speaks to us today, and Jesus speaks to us through the Scriptures, His Word which will also judge us in the end (John 12:48).  We know this because the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of Scripture (2 Peter 1:19-21; Ephesians 3:3-5), and the Spirit received His message from Jesus (John 16:25).  This is why the apostle wrote, “If anyone thinks that he is a prophet, or spiritual, he should acknowledge that the things I am writing to you are a command of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 14:37).  So when the publishers of your Bible say that the words of Christ are “in red,” they should consistently print the entire Bible in red ink.… Read More Jesus The Word