In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.…
I. WOULD WE KNOW THE EXCEEDING SINFULNESS OF SIN? Let us read these verses. If no one less than the Eternal God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, could take away the sin of the world, sin must be a far more abominable thing in the sight of God than most men suppose. If Christ is so great, then sin must indeed be sinful!
II. WOULD WE KNOW THE STRENGTH OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN'S FOUNDATION FOR HOPE? Let us often read these verses. Let us mark that the Saviour in whom the believer is bid to trust is nothing less than the Eternal God, One able to save to the uttermost all that come to the Father by Him. He that was "with God," and "was God," is also "Emmanuel, God with us."
Parallel VersesKJV: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.