Devotional Thought

Jesus Says, “I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6)

Are you confused? There are so many religions, pointing this direction or that. Who knows the right way to follow?

Human reason cannot find the way. Long ago the great philosopher Socrates concluded that the only thing he knew for certain was that he knew nothing for certain.

Every religion, except that from God himself, ultimately ends up saying, “You are responsible. You must find your own way. You must save yourself.”

Jesus presents a way that’s different from all the rest. He alone offers salvation as a free gift. “I am the way,” he says.

Jesus is also the truth. A lot of people think truth is relative. They think it changes, depending on the circumstances. Jesus continues to give the only sure answer. He proves that in the Bible, with its countless promises that have never been broken.

Thus Jesus gives life. It is full and rich here on earth for all those who believe in him as their Savior. Someday it will also be perfect — in heaven.

After saying he is the way, the truth, and the life, Jesus continues, “No one comes to [God] the Father, except through me.” Some may think Jesus is awfully narrow-minded or smug. After all, aren’t there many paths to God?

Ironically, in his so-called narrowness, Jesus offers the greatest freedom anyone can have. He provides freedom from sins, from the sting of death, and from the power of the devil. He also liberates his people so they may use their abilities to their full potential.

In this world of confusion, there is a way and a truth and a life. It’s not philosophy, and it’s not a set of religious rules. It’s a person, Jesus Christ.