Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, December 17, 2012 0 comments

If you think this blog is going to be discussing logos as in the picture that represents something, you’re in for something different than expected. This week’s word is logos, but it’s a Biblical Greek word pronounced like LAH-gahs.

Logos is mentioned many times throughout the Greek New Testament, but the most prominent description is in John 1:1-18, known as the Prologue. If you go read that, you’ll see “Word” there in the English every time logos is used in the Greek. The best translation we have for logos is that it means “word.” But why is that important? And who or what is the logos mentioned in John 1?

John introduces Jesus to his readers as the logos, the word. By doing this, John is pointing them back to the Old Testament, which was they considered the Scriptures or the Word of God. Jesus came to earth to fulfill the prophecies and every aspect of the Old Testament, therefore He is portrayed as the Word itself.

In Genesis 1, God created the world through His spoken words. Jesus is the agent of creation, because all was created through Him (John 1:3). Therefore, the Word (logos) is Jesus and Jesus is the Word. Jesus was with God since before time.

In the world of Greek philosophy that was prevalent in Jesus’ time, the word logos referred to a bridge between an all-knowing God and the material universe that we live in. So for John to use logos as a name of Jesus, it shows that He is our connection to God.

So, by referring to Jesus as logos, John is engaging both the Jewish and Gentile (non-Jewish) audiences of his day. With that one word, he summed up Jesus and how He relates to their cultures, and His significance in the plan of the universe.

Think about how you look at Jesus. Do you consider Him to be your logos - the creator of the world, the only person who fulfilled the entire Old Testament, and the connection between us and God?