John writes about the Word as though it was something separate from God Himself. This helps us to see the way in which those attributes of God that have to do with the communication and expression of His purpose came to their fulfilment in the work of Jesus Christ.
In the beginning, God had a clear idea of what He meant to do with the earth. Purposefully He began to speak, and as His Word was expressed, that purpose began to take shape. God said, and it was done:
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth . . . For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood forth. (Psalms 33:6, 9)
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Author: Tecwyn Morgan
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Bible reference(s): John 1
Source: “Studies in John: The Prologue,” Christadelphian Magazine, Volume 127, pp. 99-103.
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