“The Word of God” is one of the familiar names of our Lord in Scripture (John 1:1-14). Just
as we reveal our minds and hearts to others by our words, so the Father reveals Himself to us
through His Son, the incarnate Word (John 14:7-11).
A word is made up of letters, and Jesus Christ is “Alpha and Omega” (Revelation 22:13). He
is the “divine alphabet” of God’s revelation to us.
The Word of God is “living and powerful” (Hebrews 4:12); what’s more, it fulfills His
purposes on earth (Revelation 17:17). Jehovah Himself says, “I am watching to see that My
Word is fulfilled” (Jeremiah 1:12, NIV).
Just as the Word was the Father’s agent in creation (John 1:1-3), so the Word is His agent for
judgment and consummation.
Christ’s most important name is “King of kings, and Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). This
is His victorious name, and it brings to mind references such as Daniel 2:47.
Paul used this same title for our Lord Jesus Christ in 1 Timothy 6:15. The title speaks of
Christ’s sovereignty, for all kings and lords must submit to Him. No matter who was on the
throne of the Roman Empire, Jesus Christ was his King and Lord!
Scripture to remember: “Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and
gentleness keep the commandment without stain or reproach, until the appearing of our Lord
Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only
Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords” (1 Timothy 6:11, 14-15, NASB).
Additional Scripture: Go back to today’s reading and look up the verses listed.
Action assignment: Make your prayer one of worship and adoration. Praise God for His
attributes. List these attributes before you pray.
WARREN W. WIERSBE