Scripture:

John 14:6 – Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Observation:

Verse 6 is Jesus response to Thomas question about not knowing where he was going, so how could he know the way. Jesus is the only way to the Father. There is no other route to God without Jesus. Jesus is the truth because God is truth. In John 14:10 Jesus tells us, “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me.” Jesus is the exclusive source of eternal life for those who place their trust in him. Jesus tells us in Revelation that he holds the keys to death and the grave.

Application:

In contrast to the religious pluralism prevalent today, all roads don not lead to heaven. Although this may appear arrogant, I need to be confident that Jesus is the only way to God and be able to articulate this in a loving way. I must always remember we serve an all knowing, all powerful creator of the universe that is truth and justice. Jesus is in the Father and the truth is on our side. This is an unconditional truth that is not dependent on a given set of variables or situations to be true. I must place my faith and trust in Jesus to not perish, but have eternal life! This is the Gospel and is God’s redemptive plan to save everyone who believes in a broken world.

Prayer:

Father, Thank you for loving us enough to send your Son to pay for our sins so that we may have the way to know you. Let your spirit guide me in your truth as I share your word and interact with others.

-Todd Dawson