The Word "Word" (Part 2)

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

In the Greek, the word ‘word’ is logos λόγος (Strong’s 3056).  As in Part 1 of this ‘word’ blog, it can mean an utterance, noise or saying that embodies an idea, basically things initially put together as ‘thought’ andthen expressed in words…with voice.  It can mean the act of speaking: giving instruction/teaching, a narration, anything spoken of (i.e., a matter under consideration or an event or a deed).  Other Scriptures in the Bible use logos translated as an accounting, a reason, a statement, a story, a matter, a question, as well as ‘word’.       
Ephesians 4:29: Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such {a word} as is good for edification according to the need {of the moment,} so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Matthew 7:24: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

It can also mean the saying or mandates or precepts of God: Deuteronomy 10:4: “He wrote on the tablets, like the former writing, the Ten Commandments which the LORD had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly; and the LORD gave them to me.”  Old Testament prophecy was given orally by a prophet, carrying this same connotation, that they are of God.  As in 2 Peter 1:19:    So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. Or 1 Peter 1:10-11:  As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.  

As I study this word rather thoroughly (actually, far more than these two blogs indicate), I again read John 1:1, beginning to feel, hear and see the Truth as God speaks all into existence.  Genesis 1:3:  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.  God spoke.  Genesis 1:5:  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.  God spoke.  And He continued to speak until all was created.  John 1:1 tells me that the Word existed when God created the world.  “The Word was God” tells me that God was manifested here on earth as Christ Jesus in the flesh.  When Jesus spoke to the people, his disciples, they were hearing God speak to them.  John 3:34: “For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.”  When I read the Bible, I hear God speak to me.  Colossians 3:17: Whatever you do in word or deed, {do} all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.  When the Holy Spirit speaks to my heart, I hear God.  These are the very utterances of God the Father. 

Jesus Christ, in John 1, is ‘the Word’, ho Logos.  He is God’s very thought, God’s very intelligence, His conception.  Jesus is the very expression of that intelligence in embodiment, in speech, in actions, in forgiveness, in love, the fruitfulness of God, that humans can understand.  Those of us who trust in the LORD can see this, can hear this and can begin to grow in Him, learning His Ways, becoming obedient to His call.  We recognize Him in all that is of Him.  We can love those around us, can pray as He taught us, can hold the hope that He continues to give us.  We can feel His grace and mercy, His comfort and love being poured upon us.  

Revelation 1:1-3 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.  Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.

LORD, may I know You.  May I see clearly through this glass darkly.  May I hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. May the Word penetrate my soul and dwell in me richly.  I want to know You, LORD.  I want to see You.  I want You, for always, to teach me, grow me, love me, and hold me.  I thank You for Your lessons of love. Amen.    

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  Colossians 3:16

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