Crucifying Jesus in the 21st Century

John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

How many times have you ever stopped to think about Jesus being the Word of God?

How many times have you ever stopped to think that the Bibles we hold in our hands being the Word of God in connection with Jesus?

The very idea is rather hard to grasp for most of us because it implies that the words in our Bibles are much more than historical records transmitted through time by mere men. It is the Word of God given to us as a standard by which we can measure our lives in relationship to a Holy God.

We read the Bible as sinners, condemned by the law it contains. For some, this is where the Bible ends. Others, however, recognize the living God behind the pages who calls out to us into a relationship with His Son.

One of the themes woven into the Word is the revelation of God through Jesus. This is evident in how the Hebrew scribes treated the very name of God in the Old Testament. Out of reverence and fear these scribes would not write out the full name of God, or YHWH. Many would omit letters or change the letters slightly.

When Jesus came to Earth, He came as the complete revelation of God’s Word. He even tells us to spread His Word to the ends of the Earth.

When we accept the Word into our hearts, the Word becomes as sweet to us as honey. It still shows us in stark contrast how far fall short we fall from this Righteous God; but we desire to obey His Word because we trust the Author.

Many people today believe God’s Word contains error. We crucify Jesus when we discounting the Word and we slap God in the face when we claim His Son is less than perfect. How we view God, how we relate to Him is directly connected with how we view His Word.

How much do you love the Word?

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