Daily Reflections

The One Who Is the Word

August 6, 2021 Kristie Anyabwile

Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. —Psalm 119:111

When we see the word “testimony,” we tend to think about someone giving a testimony in a court of law. That person is reporting something that they’ve seen or heard, something they know to be true and factual.

God’s testimonies are His words of Truth that He’s passing on to us. One of the things that I love about Psalm 119 is all the multifaceted terms used to refer to the Word of God, like “commandments,” “precepts,” or “testimonies.”

As I studied and meditated on this psalm, one of the things that really struck me is that we know that there is One who is the Word. When we’re reading about “testimonies” and “precepts,” they’re attached to a Person— Jesus Christ!

Jesus is the Living Word, the Word made flesh: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). The Word is always attached to God Himself, but ultimately it points to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Make it Personal

As you read your Bible today, make note of every place where it points to Jesus, the Living Word.