Devotion for Today:
The Logos Is Very Good

The devotion for today explores Jesus as the manifest word of God.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.    – John 1:1-2

Volumes have been written trying to define exactly what it means that the Word, or Logos, was with God and was God. In our devotion for today we are certainly not going to be definitive in these few words, rather, we are focusing on what it means to us that the Word is God.

In earlier devotions we have looked at the authority that Jesus exhibited over sickness, demons and even the elements. What was the source of that authority? The answer is obvious when the whole picture is considered in the light of John 1:1. His authority comes from God because he is very God.

Hebrews 1:3 declares, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” I like how the Amplified Bible phrases this passage, “He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out –raying or radiance of the divine], and he is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature.”

In Colossians 2:9 Paul simply states, “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”

What this means to us is that the full essence, glory, power and authority of the eternal, almighty God are invested in Jesus. As the sole bodily expression of God, Jesus is the embodiment of all that God is and all that he has revealed himself to be to mankind.

Jesus not only has the power, but he also has the authority to fulfill every promise he made while he ministered on earth. The word of John 1:12 is true; As many as believed upon him he gave the right to become the children of God. His promise to never leave us is true; his promise to empower believers and to give them authority is true; his promise to  return to believers as the comforter is true.

It’s all true. Everything he taught. As the very image of God himself, and as the expression of the glory of God, his word is God’s word. When Logos speaks it is God speaking.

Prayer: Father, help me to fully realize the power of God in Christ and power of Christ in me. In Jesus name, amen. 

Principle: The full essence, glory, power and authority of the eternal, almighty God are invested in Jesus. As the sole bodily expression of God, Jesus is the embodiment of all that God is and all that he has revealed himself to be to mankind. 

Affirmation: I embrace the words of Christ because they are the words of God and carry the full authority of God. 

Reflection: Mediate upon John 1:1, Colossians 2:9, and Hebrews 1:3. What is the picture it is giving us of Christ and his relationship to the godhead?

 

This devotion for today tells us, Jesus,
the Logos, is the Radiance of God

Hebrews 1:3 declares, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” I like how the Amplified Bible phrases this passage, “He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out –raying or radiance of the divine], and he is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature.”

In Colossians 2:9 Paul simply states, “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”

What this means to us is that the full essence, glory, power and authority of the eternal, almighty God are invested in Jesus. As the sole bodily expression of God, Jesus is the embodiment of all that God is and all that he has revealed himself to be to mankind.

Jesus not only has the power, but he also has the authority to fulfill every promise he made while he ministered on earth. The word of John 1:12 is true; As many as believed upon him he gave the right to become the children of God. His promise to never leave us is true; his promise to empower believers and to give them authority is true; his promise to  return to believers as the comforter is true.

It’s all true. Everything he taught. As the very image of God himself, and as the expression of the glory of God, his word is God’s word. When Logos speaks it is God speaking.


Go Deeper With The Devotion For Today

Prayer: Father, help me to fully realize the power of God in Christ and power of Christ in me. In Jesus name, amen. 

Principle: The full essence, glory, power and authority of the eternal, almighty God are invested in Jesus. As the sole bodily expression of God, Jesus is the embodiment of all that God is and all that he has revealed himself to be to mankind. 

Affirmation: I embrace the words of Christ because they are the words of God and carry the full authority of God. 

Reflection: Mediate upon John 1:1, Colossians 2:9, and Hebrews 1:3. What is the picture it is giving us of Christ and his relationship to the godhead?

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