Jesus Christ is the Living Word.
In the Old Testament age, God spoke “at many times and in many ways” through His prophets using visions, parables, types, and symbols. These prophets used narrative and poetry. They spoke of law and prophecy. They taught doctrine. They encouraged. They warned. There were various ways, but it was always God speaking. It was always God’s Word.
“But now,” continues the writer of Hebrews, “he has spoken to us by his Son.” Jesus was not a new middleman. He was no mere prophet—He was more. Jesus did not take revelation to God’s people. Rather, He was the revelation to God’s people. Let this design remind you that God now speaks to us by His Son, the Living Word of God.
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.” (Hebrews 1:1-3)