Today we explore John 1:1, where we will learn that the word became flesh and dwelt among us. Through this daily devotional passage, we are reminded, time and again, that Jesus is the ultimate expression of God’s love for us.
» Thursday, 12th January 2023 | I Stand In The Gap Daily Devotional | The Word Became Flesh
Our last daily devotional theme was “treating employees with fairness and justice“. Today is about the word becoming flesh.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.John 1:1
Background and Context:
In our daily devotional verse of John 1:1, we’re introduced to the concept of the “Word,” which refers to Jesus Christ, and emphasizes his divine nature.
Key Themes and Concepts about how the word became flesh:
There are two main themes in this verse, which are:
- The divinity of Jesus Christ and His role as the creator and sustainer of all things, and
- The significance of the concept of the “Word”, as used throughout John’s gospel, describes the person and work of Jesus.
- John 1:1 reminds us that Jesus is not only fully human but also fully God.
- It reminds us that Jesus is the Word that created all things and sustains it, by putting faith in Jesus we have salvation and eternal life.
By meditating on this verse, we can grow in our understanding of who Jesus is and what he has done for us.
Reflection on our current dispensation:
As we reflect on this verse, themed the word became flesh, in our current dispensation as Christians, we can remember that the same Jesus who became flesh, by being born as a baby in a manger, and dwelt among us, as an ordinary citizen, who was murdered but rose on the third day, is still present with us today.
Through Him, we can have eternal life and understand the mysteries of life as ordained by God.
Is the Word of John 1:1 referring to the Word of God?
Yes, the Word spoken in John 1:1 is identified as the Word of God, in the Greek language the Logos, and it can have many different applications in the life of a believer, some of which are:
The Word of God, Jesus Christ, is the foundation of the Christian faith. Speak the Word over any situation and relief will come.
- The Bible, as the inspired Word of God, serves as a source of truth and guidance to navigate daily challenges and difficulties.
- By reading, studying, and meditation can aid in spiritual growth and development by deepening our understanding of God, his character, and his will for our lives.
- The Word of God can be used to deepen understanding of God’s character, love, and grace, leading to worship and adoration through reading and studying.
- It can be used as a powerful tool for evangelism and sharing the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.
- The Word of God, can equip believers with spiritual guidance, teaching, and doctrine for effective ministry and for helping others grow in their faith.
Similar Bible verses:
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.Colossians 1:15-17
The inference here is that Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation, and by him, all things were created.
6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.Philippians 2:6-8
Here too, Jesus, being in the very nature of God, did not count equality with God as a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men, just like you and I.
If you want to really understand who Jesus is, John 1:1 is there as a powerful reminder of the divinity of Jesus Christ and his role as the Creator and sustainer of all things.
The moment you understand the significance of the “Word” and start to meditate on this verse, the believer can deepen their faith in Jesus and understand the mysteries of God.
We thank you for the mystery of your Word, Jesus Christ, who became flesh and dwelled among us, as mere humans. We thank you that the word became flesh. As we reflect on the truth found in John 1:1, we are reminded, once again of your incredible love and grace towards mankind.
We pray that you continue to reveal more of yourself, on a constant basis, to us as we study and meditate on your Word. Father, help us to understand the depth of who Jesus is, and to experience the fullness of his love, power, and wisdom in our lives. Reveal Him to us in many ways as you deem fit.
Through him, we are honored to find salvation and eternal life, and we are forever grateful for this tremendous gift.
Father, we trust in your promises and your faithfulness, and we look forward to the day when we will see you face to face, knowing that through your Son, we have access to you.
As we face today, may your Word, Jesus be with us.
We pray this in Jesus’ Name, Amen.