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9/30 John 1-3

John 1 starts with some very familiar verses:

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning.

Jesus is the Word and he was with God in the beginning.

3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

Nothing that exists would exist without the involvement of Jesus.  This is an interesting verse.  If God spoke the world into existence and if Jesus is the Word and if through him all things were made, then what could we infer from this combination?

4In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

Jesus is the source of life.  He is the light that we all look for when death and darkness overtake us.

5The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

Jesus is the light, but those in the darkness like it there.  Shining light on them reveals too much about them.

9The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

While many have come and gone and their light shined for a short time, Jesus’ light continues to shine as bright as ever.  He is the one true light of the world, there for all to see by.

10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

Even though he was there during the creation, he came to the Earth only to find that many didn’t recognize him nor want him.

12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

Those that did recognize him and want him became sons and daughters of God, not by a natural birth, but through adoption.

14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John then goes on to describe that Jesus came to earth and lived among the people.  He was sent by the Father and he is God’s grace (someone we didn’t deserve) and he is truth.  It is interesting about truth.  Later in John 18, Jesus proclaimed to Pilate the “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”  To which Pilate responded “What is truth?” and walked away.  He didn’t realize that he was staring truth in the face.  Do we?

September 30, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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