Friday, December 11, 2015

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

Jesus made this statement to the disciples to bring to their attention something that they knew but hadn’t realized they knew. He said to them, “You know the place where I am going.” And Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said that they did know. But they didn’t know that they knew.

Jesus said, I am the way and the truth and the life. That’s what I meant, Thomas. You know me; therefore, you know the way. For I am the way.

This unique claim of Jesus reveals the grandeur of His character and being! There is the inclusiveness of this statement–it all relates to the Father. I am the way to the Father. He says. If you come to know Jesus, He will bring you to God.

Jesus says that He is the way to the Father. All the knowledge of God that we humans hunger for is revealed in the words of Jesus about the Father. He unveils the Father’s heart–His power, His wisdom, and His love. This fully meets human needs. He is the way, in order that the human will may choose it; He is the truth, in order that the mind may comprehend it; He is the life, in order that the human heart can experience it. Thus, to know Christ involves the whole person and leads to the full experience of the fullness of God.

 

Parts of this devotion came from www.RayStedman.org – John 14:6

 

Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, You are the way to the Father. Thank You for showing us that, and Thank You for loving us and inviting us to share in the fullness of His truth and life. Amen

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