Day 69: Jesus: The Co-Creator

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being...

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’”...

The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! “This is He on behalf of whom I said, ‘After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’

John 1:1-2, 14-15, 29-30, NASU


One of the most important reasons that we read is that we might gain a full understanding of Who we serve. The apostle John, through inspiration, reveals a truth about Jesus that is critical to a full understanding of just who He is. So, the first thing that John reveals about Jesus is that He was with God in the very beginning, and that He was, in fact, a Co-Creator of this world.


Understanding that Jesus was with God in the beginning will help us to understand many of the things that are recorded in the Bible. For example, did you ever wonder who God was talking to in Genesis when He said, "Let Us make man in Our image:? 

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26, NASU


Now from John chapter 1 we are able to understand that it was Jesus to whom He was referring. There are many other passages that can only be understood in the light of Jesus being with God in the very beginning, and it is in John chapter 1, more that any other place, that describes this aspect of the One who was called the Son of God.


Aren't you glad you are taking the time to read the Bible?


Today's lesson is from John chapter 1, and it is only the beginning of the wonderful things that God wants us all to know from the writings of John the Apostle.