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When the English reader sees the words: "The entrance of Thy words giveth light"
(Psa. 119: 130), it is pardonable if he understands the passage to refer to the entering of
the Word of God into the heart of the believer. The word "entrance", however, means a
door, and the translation "entry" would be preferable to "entrance" if ambiguity is to be
Where we have the translation "entering in" in the A.V. it is usually accompanied by
such words as "the door" or "the gate". While it is perfectly true that only as the Word
enters into our own hearts do we receive light, let us not lose the important lesson given
here, that the Word is itself the doorway by which we may enter into light, also.
The Reasonable Account.
We have already seen that Logos, "The Word", is associated with "reason" and
"account", and it may be helpful to retranslate some statements, in order to appreciate the
impression that this revision makes.
"The preaching (logos) of the Cross" (I Cor. 1: 18) is the reason for, and account of,
"The word (logos) of reconciliation" (II Cor. 6: 19) will be a reasonable explanation
of man's need through sin, and God's provision by grace.
"The word (logos) of truth" (Eph. 1: 13) will be that reasonable account of God's
Will and Way which, when believed, becomes "the gospel of your salvation" (Eph. 1: 13).
Merely to introduce the word "cross" many times into a gospel address is neither an
evidence of evangelical earnestness nor a guarantee that such preaching will prove to be
the power of God unto salvation. There is a "reason why" intimately attached to the
Cross, to Reconciliation, to Truth, the answer to which question is implicit in the "Word".