DAY 2: Jesus is the Word of God
As we read yesterday in Hebrews 1:1-4, Jesus spoke directly on behalf of God. This ought to create within us a desire to pause and pay very careful attention to everything He taught.
But Jesus was much more than a prophet who spoke on behalf of God. The Scriptures also indicate that He Himself was the Word of God. He didn’t just speak the Word of God, He was the Word of God!
This would indicate that everything He spoke was from God, everything decision He made was from God, and every act of His life was an act of God.
The Life Application Study Bible notes on John 1:1, “This is the truth about Jesus, and the foundation of all truth. If we cannot or do not believe this basic truth, we will not have enough faith to trust our eternal destiny to Him. That is why John wrote this Gospel—to build faith and confidence in Jesus Christ so that we may believe that He truly was and is the Son of God.”
READING & JOURNALING:
Why do you think that some in our culture struggle to believe that Jesus was God?
What are at least 3 reasons you believe Jesus was and is God?
Can you think of anybody you can share one or more of those truths with sometime this week?
If you don’t yet believe Jesus was and is God, what do you believe about Jesus? Will you consider the possibility over the next few weeks that Jesus was and is God?
Heavenly Father, I recognize that Jesus is the Word, and that every word in the Scriptures ultimately all points to Him. Today, I simply pray that I would know Him better. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible in 260 Days (5 Days a week, 52 Weeks a year). It is a separate reading from the above devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Deuteronomy 30 & 31
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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