Clarify means “to make clear or illuminate our mind or reason.”1 God says that His Son, Jesus Christ, is made in His image. And Jesus is the One who holds all things together.
“[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created in the heavens and on the earth, visible things and invisible things, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things are held together.” ~Colossians 1:15-17 WEB
Since the beginning of time, Christ was with God, in God, and God Himself.
“In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God.” ~John 1:1-2 AMPC
God helped clarify our faith through His Son’s appearance on earth.
“And the Word (Christ) became flesh, and lived among us: and we [actually] saw His glory, glory as belongs to the [One and] only begotten Son of the Father, [the Son who is truly unique, the only One of His kind, who is] full of grace and truth (absolutely free of deception).” ~John 1:14 AMP
God helped clarify and illuminate the arrival of His Son through the angel’s announcement to the shepherds.
“Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by [the shepherds], and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. The angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” ~Luke 2:9-11 WEB
Jesus Christ manifested God’s majesty here on the earth. Christ became God in the flesh.
“His Son is the radiance of His glory, the very image of His substance, and upholding all things by the word of His power, who, when He had by Himself purified us of our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” ~Hebrews 1:3 WEB
We must clarify our faith in God by believing He is Who He says He is – the Great I AM. And He sent His Son, Jesus Christ into the world to save us.
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” ~Hebrews 11:6 NASB
We can clarify to really illuminate our faith by renewing our minds with God’s Words of Life.
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].” ~Romans 12:1-2 AMP
1 Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. Retrieved October 19, 2023, from Websters Dictionary 1828 – Webster’s Dictionary 1828 – Clarify
51 Bible Verses about Clarify Biblical Thinking. Published by Open Bible. Retrieved October 19, 2023, from What Does the Bible Say About Clarify Biblical Thinking? (openbible.info)
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We receive a one-word prompt and write whatever comes to our mind. The one-word prompt this week is clarify.