John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
This verse clearly states that Jesus is the true, living, inerrant Word of God.
Not to sound sacrilegious, but sometimes we Christians can actually make to much of the Bible. People will hold it up and say it is the word of God and worship it more than we worship Christ. Christ is the true Word of God. He is the living and powerful Word and His Spirit lives within us.
In John 5:39 and 40, Jesus told the religious leaders “you study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life”. The religious leaders of the day spent so much time studying the scriptures that they missed the Living Word standing right in front of them.
The written words of God contained in the Bible are inspired by God, but the Bible isn’t the whole picture. God does not live in time like we do. He has no beginning and no end. The written words of God are stories of only a certain recorded period of time.
God won’t do anything that is contradictory to His Word, but we need to remember the Bible is the written words of God and Jesus, living in us by the Holy Spirit, is the true and living Word of God. We were given the Holy Spirit to be our companion, guide, teacher and comforter, and He will lead us into all truth.
This certainly doesn’t mean we don’t need to read the Bible, but we do need to keep it in its proper place.
Jesus is who we are to look to for everything. He is the Word. He is our all in all.