Updated: Jul 24
Yesterday, we established that the Bible is the Word of God, God speaking, and it is true. Today, we want to consider what the Bible is about. What better way to determine that than by looking at what the Bible has to say? John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” There are three parts to this verse and each gives an important insight into what the Bible is. The first phrase is: in the beginning was the Word. In the beginning of what? In the beginning of everything. This shows us that the Bible, God’s Word, has always been. The Word was there before the foundation of the world. This means that the Word is established outside of time and therefore time will not change it. Second, the Word was with God. This shows us that the Word is in relationship with God. The Word knows God and is known by God.
Finally, the Word was God. The Word isn’t just God’s ideas or thoughts, but it is actually God Himself. The next verse drives home this idea more. John 1:2 says, “He was in the beginning with God.” It says HE was in the beginning with God, not IT was in the beginning with God. Therefore, the Word is a person. Well, who is He? God. John 1:14 gives us more specifically who. John 1:14 says, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” This verse tells us that the Word became flesh, which is speaking about Jesus. Jesus is the Word become or put on flesh. This means that the Word is Jesus. We will look more at this tomorrow. Method #2 for Bible Reading
1- Just like yesterday, before you read, pause and pray. Ask God to speak to you, to increase your love for Him and your knowledge of Him.
2- Read the Bible with a pen and journal. Write down anything that sticks out to you and your thoughts or impressions on it.
3- If you have any questions, write those down and ask God. Wait to see if He says anything. The next time you see a spiritual leader in your life, ask them your questions and share your thoughts with them. 4- Pray what you wrote down in your journal back to God.