Purposeful Preaching Devotional | 10/02

Monday – October 2, 2017 – How Relevant is God’s Word?


John 1:1 (NIV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 (NLT) So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.


John refers to Jesus as the Word (logos) not only because of His relationship to God but also because of His relationship to all humanity. He deliberately used a word that was provocative in meaning. The Greek thinkers were constantly trying to understand the reason that things existed and that is why John used the word logos. Logos is the source for why something exists. Literally John was saying that Jesus was the reason that time and space exist. Without the creative nature of Jesus, time and space would not exist and that means that neither would you or I.


The “In the beginning” that John is talking about is the beginning of time and space. It does not mean to infer that Jesus himself had a beginning. It means that everything else has its beginning because of Jesus. He is the reason that the universe exists, the reason the galaxy exists, the reason the earth exists, the reason humanity exists and the reason that you exist.


Jesus, the Word of God, is the creator of the universe, the creator of the world and the creator of humanity. The Word is a person and the one that gives meaning to the words written on a page and to your life.


You can’t get any more relevant that that.

Proverbs 2 | Audio