By taking this genre of writing, the readers can follow the teachings of the Bible better in a systematic and integrated way. Also for me, the exegetic writing allows me peace of mind so I don’t have to pay attention to much about what topics I will write for next posting etc.
Readers will read the writings titled with diverse topics derived from the Gospel of John next couple of weeks or so.
May the Lord Jesus give us the sound understanding of His Word, Gospel of John through the Holy Spirit of Wisdom. Amen.
Now we read in, John 1:1-4;
Christ, the Word of God
Λόγος lógos (from légō, “speaking to a conclusion”) – a word, being the expression of a thought; a saying. lógos (“word”) is preeminently used of Christ (John 1:1), expressing the thoughts of the Father through the Spirit.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.”
To better understand Christ is the Word of God, we need to read Revelation 19:13 in parallel.
“He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God.”
Christ, Creator of the Universe
“Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.”
To better understand Christ is the Creator, we need to read Colossians 1:16 in parallel.
“For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.”
Christ, Light of the World
“In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.
The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”
To better understand Christ is the Light of the World, we need to read John 9:5 in parallel.
“While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
The Word of God clearly teaches us that Christ is the Word of God, the Creator, and the Life and Light of the world. He is not a mere man like you and me. He is the Son of God Who is God and Who is with God from the beginning.
Praise be to Jesus, the Word of God forever and ever! Amen.