WORD - 20 Amazing Bible Words To Know: (logos - Part C)
In order to truly understand what “logos” means in the New Testament we have to know the true nature of God’s Word. It’s not like our words. God’s Word isn’t just powerful, it IS power. It is spoken with the very power of God behind it. Here is what Isaiah says about God’s Word.
“…My Word … which goes forth from My mouth … will not return to Me empty without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
Jesus touched on this when He stood in front of the Pharisees and told them why they were so wrong all the time. He told them, in Matthew 22:28, that it was because they didn’t understand the scriptures and the power of God.
God’s Word cleanses. It transforms. It creates. It heals. It soothes. It makes things new. Think of Jesus, sleeping in the hold of a boat on the Sea of Galilee when a sudden storm comes upon Him and His disciples. The seasoned fishermen were in actual fear of their lives. Jesus, on the other hand, was slept sleeping through the whole thing. When they woke Him, Jesus walked to the front of the boat and did the unthinkable. He spoke.
Yes, that’s right. All He did was speak.
And the storm stopped. The Word of God is that powerful. The response of the disciples says all we need to know.
"They became very much afraid and said to one another, 'Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?'"
When God releases His Word, universes come into existence, life begins and ends, worlds thrive or collapse. Living beings tremble and fall on their face at the hearing of God’s Word. The Word of God leaves nothing unchanged. That power - that Word - became a man and lived among us. He was the Logos of God.
One last thought on that tomorrow.