Following Jesus

Posted by on Feb 4, 2022 in Articles | 0 comments

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

The Lord’s statement in John 14:6 is as well known as about any passage of scripture. In it we can see the entire gospel message and the hope of all mankind. The statement is so simple yet so profound. The simplicity of the gospel message is often what confuses men (John 3:9-10). However, when we accept the message in it’s pureness and simplicity, we can be assured we are following God’s will and obtaining what is extended to us through Christ.

Jesus plainly shows us it is through Him that we have access and this concept is later repeated (Rom 5:2). The spiritual blessings we so desire are in Christ. He is the door or the avenue one must take to achieve the goal. John 10:9 states “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture”. He stands and knocks on the door but we must answer and open (Rev 3:20).

Christ is the truth. Some things in life can be successfully approached and completed in a variety of ways, but not the obtaining of eternal life (Eph 4:4-6). We must hold to the truth and Christ, the living Word, embodied that in every way (John 1). We are living in accordance to God’s will when we are walking in his words of truth. John 8:31-32 states, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.

Christ is life. We always need encouragement to hold to the “straight and narrow”. Jesus provides it by explaining that if we are in Him and holding to His Word we are on the path to life eternal with Him in heaven (John 14:2-3). As we go through life, we certainly face struggles and challenges. I know it helps me to read short passages like these to keep encouraged and be reminded of what’s important and committed to the cause of Christ, less we be overwhelmed by matters of this life.

By Jason Barger

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