Day 3: Logos
While there are literally dozens of names attributed to God throughout the Old Testament, there are only a handful that are specifically attributed to Jesus. While the name Immanuel, God with us, has extreme significance, there’s another name attributed to Jesus that also has great importance.
In the Gospel of John, John begins by writing, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Of all the different authors throughout the New Testament, only John refers to Jesus as the Word.
The ESV Study Bible notes, “Here are the building blocks that go into the doctrine of the Trinity: the one true God consists of more than one person, they relate to each other, and they have always existed.” Similarly, the Faithlife Study Bible says, “The Word shares the same character, quality, and essence of God. John’s phrasing preserves the distinction between God the Father and God the Son while emphasizing their unity in all other regards.”
John basically says that God is Jesus, and Jesus is God. Any name used to describe God may also be used to describe Jesus. They are one and the same.
As you read today, consider this: In what ways does John 1:1-34 reveal that Jesus came to be with us?
In what ways does John 1:1-34 reveal that Jesus came to be with us?
Colossians 1:16 reads, “Everything was created through Him, and for Him.” Today, how will you celebrate the truth that you were created for Jesus?
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
Read: 1 Samuel 21 & 22
Reflect: What did you H.E.A.R. from God today? HEAR Bible Study Method
Heavenly Father, I’m so grateful for who You are, and all You have done for me. Admittedly, there are times when I struggle to remember that I was created for Jesus. There are times when I struggle to remember that I was created for a purpose, and that You have created me with this unique purpose in mind. I confess there are also times when I overthink what this purpose may be. Instead of overthinking it, Father, I simply pray for opportunities to love You and others in the same way You have loved me. There is nothing more worthy than fulfilling this purpose. I worship You today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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