John 1:1 – What Is God Like?

Answer the following question out loud: “What is God like?”

In today’s devotional verse, we read:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1 ESV

The “Word” John writes about is three things:

  1. Eternal;
  2. A distinct personality who is God’s companion;
  3. God himself.

Later in John 1, we discover that this “Word” also “became flesh and dwelt among us…the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

This Word is none other than Jesus himself. But isn’t that a funny way to introduce Jesus, as the “Word”?

Why would God be described this way?

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Philippians 1:12–14 – 3 Ways Our Trials Advance The Gospel

Paul found himself in jail—again.

He was a repeat offender.

In and out of the penal system all of his adult life. In fact, he would end up dying in prison. But, as we know, he was much more than a common criminal.

The only laws he broke were those that stood against the advancement of God’s Kingdom. A radical departure from his former way of life!

In today’s devotional verse, he explains how he views his imprisonment: 

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The Science Of Being The Salt Of The Earth (Matthew 5:13)

What does it mean to be the salt of the earth?

Today’s verse comes from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount:

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

Matthew 5:13 ESV

Jesus says that when salt has lost its taste, it’s only good for being trampled beneath people’s feet.

So the big question is: “Are you salty?”

Here are three questions to ask yourself.

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