Names of God: Logos




I love this study on the Names of God series. Last week was Valentines week, so in our names of God study we saw that Jesus is the Beloved. This week we saw that He is Logos.

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. 

In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 

The Light shines in the darkness,

and the darkness did not comprehend it. 

John 1:1-5

Logos is the Greek word for Word and it means of speech, a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea, what someone has said, a word, the sayings of God, decree, mandate or order, of the moral precepts given by God. It comes from the root word lego which means to say, to speak, affirm over, maintain, to teach, to exhort, advise, to command, direct, to point out with words, intend, mean, mean to say, to call by name, to call, name, to speak out, speak of, mention

Now in Genesis 1:1 we read “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth“. Here begins our time, the creation of the heaven and the earth, but John 1:1 takes us even before the creation. It takes us to eternity. In the beginning was the Word and it was the Word that created the beginning of creation. Jesus, the Word was in the beginning, was with God, and is God. All things were spoke into existence by Him, the Word.

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Colossians 1:17


God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.

Hebrews 1:1-3

Just as the laminin in our physical bodies is the glue that holds us together and tells the cells what its job is in the body. So the Word, the Logos, is the glue that holds the church, the body of Christ, together and it is the Word that tells us what our job is in the body. As long as we stay in the Word, in Jesus, He will hold us together.

It doesn’t matter what we are going through. If we will just take in the Word, build up our Logos intake, then we will be held together. I can promise you that the glue of the Word will hold you.

Then as we look further into John 1, we see that this Logos, that holds us together, that holds the church together, that holds the universe together. The Logos that was in the beginning, the Logos that was with God, the Logos that is God… this is the Logos that became flesh… Became flesh and dwelt among us.

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.’” For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

John 1:14-18

Herbert Lockyer shares that “As the spoken word reveals our invisible thoughts the Living Word reveals the invisible God.” He also shares that “Christ came not as a Word of God, but the Word, the only revelation of God to man, and He declared all God had to say to man. In Creation, He was the expression of divine power, but in His Incarnation He became the revelation of the divine character. He is the Word, cleansing from sin, and if hid in our heart, will keep us clean.”

How can a young man keep his way pure?

By keeping it according to Your word.

With all my heart I have sought You;

Do not let me wander from Your commandments.

Your word I have treasured in my heart,

That I may not sin against You.

Psalm 119:9-11


Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you,

with all wisdom teaching

and admonishing one another

with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16