One Way – Means – One Way!
Thursday, February 2
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
“No one comes to the Father except through me.” The Greek word for “No one” is: οὐδείς -ὸς, ὁ, (oudeis), it is an adjective meaning “No one, nothing”. Therefore, there is no other way to heaven except by believing in Jesus Christ, because it’s a free gift solely offered by Him.
This idea is not a popular idea these days. People want to believe that being a “good” person will get them into heaven; or being “spiritual” will get them into heaven. But according to Jesus, the only way to heaven and eternal life is through Him. He IS our salvation!
This was the answer to the doubt of Thomas. To receive the Truth and the Life revealed in the presence of the Son is to come to the Father by the only Way. Here Jesus claims beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is the only way to know God the Father. No other path can bring us to the throne of the King of creation.
Only in and through Jesus can we know the spiritual truth about our lives and our world—and have abundant life.
Prayer for the Day: Holy Spirit, work in our hearts today. Help us to trust in Jesus as “the Way and the Truth and the Life.” Help us to live with confidence because of who He is. We pray in Jesus name – Amen.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”