In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ~~John 1:1 NASB
Why is it important to read and understand the Word of God?
When we spend time with a loved one, friend, coworker or acquaintance, we begin to understand how they think and feel about various issues. Those who have been married for many years know their spouse well enough to complete their sentences, know their feelings and meet their needs before verbal requests are expressed.
When we asked Jesus into our hearts, confessing Him to be our Lord and Savior, we entered into a relationship with Him. To be in a relationship with someone means to spend time getting to know this person. We’re to spend time with Christ getting to know Him.
Who is Christ? Christ, the Son of God is the Word. In John 1:1 The Word or in the Greek Logos, is one of the titles of our Lord and the revealer of God according to Easton’s Bible Dictionary.
Wiersbe's Expository Outlines on the New Testament states, “Just as our words reveal our mind and heart, so Christ reveals the mind and heart of God to men. “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9, NKJV). A word is composed of letters; and Christ is the Alpha and Omega (first and last letters of the Gk. alphabet; Rev. 22:13) who spells out God’s love to us. In Genesis 1, God created everything through His Word; and Col. 1:16 and 2 Peter 3:5 indicate that this Word was Christ. While God can be known in part through nature and history, He is known in full through His Son (Heb. 1:1–2). Christ as the Word brings grace and truth (1:14 and 17); but if men will not receive Him, this same Word will come in wrath and judgment (Rev. 19:13). The Bible is the written Word of God, and Christ is the living, incarnate Word of God.”
Therefore, I am glad to hear from many of you that you have a Bible reading plan, participating in Bible studies and learning the Word of God. As we read daily and study the Word, we grow closer to our Lord and know Him better. His Word reveals to us the mind and heart of God. As we fill up on His love for us, we can love others as He first loved us. That compassion He has for us pours out on others through us. Then we can share Him with the world who doesn’t’ know Him.
When we spend time in The Word, we're spending time with Jesus. Let’s commit stay in the Word!Engrafted by His Grace--