Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 14:6. “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).
In this Scripture, Jesus is talking to the disciples and trying to explain to them that He is the only way to salvation. Because of our sinful nature, there is no other way for us to have fellowship with the Father, but through accepting Jesus as our Savior.
God sent Jesus into this world to prepare a way for us. He died on the cross so we could be saved from our sins and have eternal life. Some people may try other ways to get to heaven, but Jesus is the only way. Even sadder is the fact that some people don’t believe there is a heaven. There are no other choices but heaven and hell when we die; salvation or damnation. Which do you choose?
We can’t be good enough or do enough good deeds to deserve forgiveness. We can only be forgiven for our sins by receiving Jesus as our Savior. He took the wrath of our sins when He died on the cross. There is no other person who can open the doorway to heaven for us.
Jesus was God’s messenger. God sent Him into the world to live and die. He was the sacrifice for our sins. He went to heaven after His death to intercede with the Father for us and to prepare a place for us so when we die we can spend eternity with Him and God the Father.
We can’t pray to anyone else to receive the forgiveness only He can give. It’s like traveling down a one way street. There is only one way to go. He is the way. He is the truth. He is the only way for us to receive eternal life.
Things to think about:
- What are some of the ways that people try to earn their way to heaven?
- What are some of the other “gods” that people think can usher them into heaven?
- Since Jesus is the only way, have you made things right with Him in your heart?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for providing the way for us through Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for this Scripture that reminds us that He is the way, the truth and the life. Help those who don’t know Him yet as their personal Savior to find their way to Him. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:
Christian Music Video: “I Am”
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