In the Beginning Was the Word: But What Did It Actually Start?

Explore the profound concept of Jesus as the 'Word of God' with us. Dive into scriptures, act with kindness, and connect through prayer. Discover the divine essence.

Understanding the Divine

The phrase “In the beginning was the Word” captures a profound concept in Christianity, associating the creation of the world with the divine and eternal nature of Jesus Christ, the Word of God.

As recounted in the New International Version (NIV): John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Embracing the divine begins with recognizing the Word is more than text; it embodies truth and life—guiding principles that you can reflect in your daily actions.

Here are ways to apply this understanding:

  • Start your day with a scripture: The Holy Bible can be your source of inspiration. Reading passages like John 1 in the King James Bible or other translations like the ESV or NLT could offer new insights.
  • Be a beacon of light: Just as Jesus is referred to as the “Light of the World,” you too can shine through acts of kindness and compassion in your community.
  • Speak truth and offer life: Your words have the power to uplift and encourage. When you speak, let it be with honesty and intent, much like the enduring words of the English Revised Version or the Young’s Literal Translation.
  • Reflect on the spirit of sonship: As the Son of God is a part of the divine, understanding your role in the spiritual family can foster a sense of belonging and purpose.
  • Connect through prayer: The Holy Ghost is often felt through prayer, an intimate moment where you can seek guidance and feel closer to the Father.

As you navigate life’s challenges, remember the varied translations of the Bible, from the formal King James Bible to the more modern language of the New International Version and New Living Translation, all strive to impart the same divine wisdom to guide you.