“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.”
John moves on to state quite clearly that Jesus is Divine – He is God. He lays this foundation right at the beginning of His Gospel.
In making this definite statement he is not saying that Jesus is identical with God. What he is saying is that Jesus is so perfectly in the image of God in mind, in heart and in being that He perfectly reveals to us what God is like. We will find nothing in Jesus that is not also in the Father. So Jesus could say to His disciples when asked to show them the Father,
“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9)
Such is their unity that to believe in Jesus is to believe in the Father, and to receive Jesus is to receive the Father as well.
- “When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me.” (John 12:44)
- “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me” (John 14:11)
- “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” (John 14:23)
“My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)
Lord Jesus please help me to love You as Saviour, to honour You as Lord and to worship You as God. Amen.