“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1, 2). The Bible, spoken by God to man brings glory to Himself and reveals Jesus.
In Genesis, Eve gave in to the taunting of her friend the snake. After she ate of the fruit, she tempted Adam to do the same. After they had “tasted” the forbidden fruit, God said, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15). Now God’s people creation (the world) needed a Savior.
God took head knowledge and made it a reality. He made His Word living flesh. Prophecy became reality. He took a promise and made it truth.
Moses and David, Isaiah and Jeremiah, and many others, gave us the prophecy of a Savior. His name would be Jesus and He would be born of a virgin. God brought His Word to life. Jesus was no longer someone to long for and look for. He was a prophecy fulfilled. Jesus was there among them! God’s promised man a Savior, and He clothed Him in human flesh. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
Can the Bible walk?
I don’t believe that the Bible grew feet and walked the earth. I believe that Jesus the Messiah left His glory came down from Heaven. He entered the body of a young virgin and was born. Jesus was no longer a concept on parchment. Jesus was a little baby who would grow into the sinless man. He became the man who bore our shame on the cross.
Jesus came to life out of the pages of the Bible exactly as Isaiah described Him. “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). Jesus didn’t come as a man’s man who would turn ladies’ heads. He came as a homely man, common in His day. Moses was fair and David who was beautiful. Jesus was ordinary. There was nothing about Jesus that would draw people to Him. Jesus spoke the Spirit of God in Him drew the people to Him like ants to honey.
I pray this cleared up the confusion about how the Bible, the Word of God, could become flesh and live in the earth.