Jesus is the criterion. In today’s daily devotional Bible passage, Jesus gives us a clear criterion so that we don’t lose our way.
I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me! (John 14:6)
Jesus is the Criterion
This sentence is one of the most important was said by our Lord Jesus Christ. Every Christian should know this sentence by heart. It is necessary to know these words, but also to have a clear understanding of their profound spiritual meaning.
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It means that Jesus is not only a pointer in the right direction, but He is a personal path. Not only does He impart wisdom and truth, not only is He a great teacher among others, but He is the truth itself.
Moreover, He is not a problem solver or a helper in the pursuit of life’s good. No, He is life itself personally.
Jesus is the way to the Father
There is no other way to God the Father! All who pass Jesus by are going astray because Jesus is the way! Whoever passes by, leaving Jesus behind, sooner or later finds himself in the elementary lie of life. He will inevitably misjudge himself and God. Because Jesus is the truth!
Therefore it is also true that whoever still passes by Jesus passes by true life here and life in eternity.
The most important thing is Jesus. The disciples should focus on Him. He is the key to everything. Conversely, anything in my life that wants to push Jesus out of the center or replace Him is a deviation. Therefore, it should not define me.
Don’t get lost
And anyone who tries to convince you and me, no matter how nice the words that Jesus alone is not enough, that He needs to be supplemented or even corrected, is a misguided person. Jesus has taken His place at the center of your life and mine because He is the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Him.
Prayer for Today
Thank You, Heavenly Father, for Jesus our Saviour and the gift of salvation through Him. Thank You for Your revelation of the truth that salvation is found in no other person but Jesus Christ.
I praise You for bringing me to this realization that Jesus is the way and the truth. There is no other way to You, Heavenly Father, but through Jesus. Amen.