I received a wonderful gift from a friend at work today, a stone with John 1 v 1 written on it along with some wonderful artwork.
It is a verse of course that we are all aware of and can probably all quote, but I’ve been thinking about it more since receiving the gift.
It is universally accepted that the start of the gospel of John is talking about Jesus and it confirms His divinity.
Jesus was born as a man, yet He was and is also God.
This verse tells us that He was with God and He was God, a very clear indication of His status as God.
Verse 2 confirms this again saying that He was with God in the beginning.
Jesus was not created; He was pre-existent before time began (Colossians 1 v 17).
Many theologians today say that Jesus was not God and that the Bible does not claim this either.
That is really nonsense if you rightly divide a number of passages in Scripture, but John 1 v 1 and 2 is really enough!
In this verse we could remove Word and replace with Jesus; it would then say “In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God”.
That is very clear!
Never let anyone tell you that Jesus was only a man, He was so much more than that.
He was made flesh and did come and dwell among us, but He came as a man and as God at the same time.
Father God loved us so much that God, in the form of Jesus, came and lived among men; that should make us all feel very special.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus, thank you that He came to bring me an abundant life and pay for all my sin”.
John 1 v 1 and 2…..In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God and the Word was with God. The same was in the beginning with God