Proverbs 14 12-14-22

Do you ever wish that the Bible was clear about whether or not Jesus and God are one in the same, just in different form? Keep reading!

18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. John 1:18

This verse is the culmination of the seventeen previous verses. Take the first five,

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was GodHe was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Knowing that Jesus is the Word, we know that Jesus is God from this passage. How do we know that Jesus is the Word?

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

Another clue is,

10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

We can go back to Genesis 1:1-3 and look at the relationship of God (Elohim, which is plural), and how God initiated creation, Jesus spoke creation into being while the Spirit did the heavy lifting. John 1:3 tells us that nothing was made that wasn’t made through Him.

Yet another clue is that we have a witness to the light, John the Baptizer. Why was he so important? Because he was the fulfillment of several prophecies, which we will look at tomorrow. We have this quote from him, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me'” (John 1:15). Yet another sign of Jesus’ Godhood.

Today, let’s rejoice in the privilege we have in becoming children of God through our acceptance of Jesus into our lives (John 1:12). Also, you may want to join me in reading John this month as I look for revelations about who God is according to Jesus.

Abba, we receive Your grace that has been poured out upon everyone (v. 16). May we receive the truth that Jesus will be revealing in the Gospel of John about You as we read through it. Amen.

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