In continuing our series, “Name Above All Names,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church, I looked at one of Jesus’ most unique titles in all of Scripture: Word of God. The word logos in Greek has deep roots in Hellenistic philosophical thought, but the majority of scholars agree that the most likely background here is in Jewish thought on God speaking, the Word of God coming to the prophets, and the personification of wisdom in such texts as Proverbs 8. Still, the idea of the word becoming flesh is entirely new and one of the most beautiful portions of Scripture in the entire New Testament.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
Jesus the Word of God that Exists and Creates (John 1:1-4; Genesis 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-17)
Jesus the Word of God that Enlightens Humanity (John 1:5-13; Proverbs 8:12, 22; Colossians 2:2-3)
Jesus the Word of God in Flesh and Bone (John 1:14; Exodus 40:34-38; 1 John 1:1-2)
Jesus the Word of God that Surpasses the Torah (John 1:15-18; Matthew 7:24-28; Hebrews 1:1-3)