Word of the Day: Theos

Meaning: God

Greek: θεός

Pronounced: “Theh-os”

Copy the word at the top of your page. Say it aloud three times.

Have you heard this word before? If so, what do you know about it?

Look up the following references where this word is used. What do you learn about the word Theos? 

Matthew 22:32

Matthew 3:9

Mark 13:19

Luke 2:13-14

Acts 2:11

Theos is the Greek word for God. It’s not just any word for God, but the Greek word that ties into the Hebrew word Yahweh. It’s the word that is used throughout the New Testament to speak of THE God – the one who reigns supreme in the universe, who created the world in His power, and who holds all things together in His sovereignty. This is Theos.

As we transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament, this word is pivotal for us. Theos reminds us that we don’t open the Bible to Matthew 1:1 and find that God is starting something entirely new. He is actually doing a new old thing. We are going to see Him come in the person of Jesus Christ, but He’s not doing so by scrapping the old plan and instituting something brand new. No, He’s coming to finish the work He started in Genesis 3 and to bring every one of His promises to completion.

Where are we in the meta-narrative of Scripture (or, the story of Redemption)? 

Why is understanding God’s eternal character so important in the meta- narrative of Scripture?

How does this move the story forward?

Pray & Reflect: Praise God that He is, indeed, God of the universe. Thank Him for His power and glory and for doing a new old thing in sending the Savior.

Author: amygannett

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