We had a great Bible study last night. The plan was to start studying the Gospel of John, and we did, even though we only managed to read the first verse. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
A word is how someone expresses their thoughts. Although one person can’t really ever know the thoughts of others they can get a pretty good idea based on their words. Since the fall of man God has wanted us to know him and his plan. In the first chapter of Hebrews we read where God has spoken to us in various ways throughout history but now “in these last days has spoken to us by his Son…” Colossians tells us he “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.” In other words the man Jesus is the best way God has to reveal himself to us in a way we can understand him.
Even though the disciples had walked with Jesus for approximately 3 yrs. they still had a tough time understanding most of what Jesus was saying to them. Philip once said, “Lord, show us the Father, and it will be enough.” Jesus answered him, “Have I been with you this long, and you still don’t know me, he that has seen me has seen the Father.” God is Spirit and if we’re ever going to come to know him we are going to have to connect with him by way of our spirit. The problem is our spirit was disconnected from God as a result of the fall. God’s plan then is to become a man and connect to us spirit to Spirit so we might begin to think his thoughts after him. “For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.”