John 14:6 (NKJV)
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
We live in a lost and dying world that desperately desires a way, continually seeks truth, and is always searching for a better life. Jesus proclaims to be all three of these things, the question is, do we give Him our full trust?
I honestly do believe that most people we encounter from day to day are good people. Many of the people we interact with have the absolute best intentions in life. They are truly good people. The question that must be answered is, whether or not being “good” is enough to get you into Heaven. Jesus answers this question here, proclaiming that He is the only way… the way to Heaven that is. At the root of it, no matter how “good” we can be from time to time, there is still a sin nature we must battle. Scripture reminds us that we have all fallen short of the glory of God, so yes, Jesus is the only way. There is no other way, no amount of good deeds would ever get "good" enough to cover our multitude of sins.
Jesus lived a sinless life, in Him there was no sin at all. 2 Corinthians 5:21 professes Jesus’ sinlessness… (21) For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him… He is the absolute truth. We can fully rely upon the red words we see in the Bible, we can count on them, we can depend upon them, we can examine them in full faith that they are truthful. Jesus’ detractors would have surely disputed words that He had spoken that were not truthful. Those same detractors would have surely brought allegations if His actions were indeed sinful.
Because of Jesus’ willingness to die as the propitiation for the sins of the world, Jesus becomes our conduit to the resurrection. Because of the price He paid through His blood poured out on the cross, we get to experience the life.
The question today is, do we live a life of thankfulness that we were afforded a way, the truth and eternal life? Do we live a life of service for the One who was willing to bear the weight of our sins, to be the atonement we so desperately need, have we even accepted the tremendous gift of eternal life? Does our life look like it have been forever changed? If you are truly walking apart from darkness, and honestly walking in the light, we should be both thankful and amazingly changed!
Live today thankful that there is a way, that truth does exist, and the promise of eternal life.
Romans 10:9–10 (NIV)
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.