Monday, April 13, 2009

Jesus Christ is The Word!

Read John 1:1-5

Jesus Christ is the Word, the eternal, always-existing, One and only true God who created everything and gave us life. He is the life source and reason for the universe Who will defeat darkness. He is not a god, but The God!

What Christ speaks into the universe is done in the universe!

The question becomes is He speaking in you? If so and He is, do you hear His Word? Does His Word move and mold you? Or is darkness your comfort? When one becomes a Christian, he/she is in right relationship; a deep, unbreakable bond is formed with our living Lord, Jesus Christ. We also have His insight and reason to help us know Him through His Holy Spirit and the Bible. The Bible is the platform that contains His Message, Word, and Plan. By this, we are enabled to live unto God, to know and trust Him, to have His spiritual light so darkness does not surround or influence us. We do not have a relationship to the Bible, but the Bible is our guide to our path that is what Psalm 119: 105 states and is also personified in Christ and why we chose this as our ministry name and theme over 30 years ago.

In the Hebrew, the “word” (Heb. dabar) here refers to the Scriptures and Law of God. His “written word,” God’s principles and commands, is our “sustaining source,” our illumination guide that we need to cling to Him and His Word for direction on the path of our lives. Thus, Thy Word in the Old Testament refers to God’s Holy Scriptures that point to Christ who embodies and fulfills it…but we are still called to trust and Obey Him and His written Word. This is so we have His information and insights for righteousness and can avoid the darkness of sin and bad choices so that we do not stumble. This Word is also personal and effectual and refers to the Bible and then to Christ Himself, which is now fulfilled. The point is that if we have life by Him, then we accept Him. We should then love Him, demonstrated in how we follow His precepts.

Questions to Ponder:

  1. Do you realize Who Jesus Christ is? If so, has His transcendence transformed you?
  2. How is Jesus your life source and reason? How can He help you be a light in darkness?
  3. How is Christ your Life? How does this affect how you live and the choices you make? How can this determine your longevity and effectiveness?
  4. What is your chief goal in the Christian faith? What does it need to be? How can you better commit your obedience to your faith and practice with joy and passion?
  5. What do you need to do to take your life more seriously? What is the application of your duty from this passage?
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