What Does John 14:6 Mean?

Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

John 14:6(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

There is more truth packed into these few short words than is found in the combined libraries of humanity - and that is no emotional fantasy but a stark statement of factual reality. If, in love, we could but grasp, believe and act on the deep significance of Christ's simple yet profound statement, our troubled heart would be stilled, and joy would be full.

Jesus Christ is THE Way that leads to the Father, Whose Word spoke all things into existence for God created the visible and invisible worlds with His spoken language and sent the Word made flesh into the world, to redeem a fallen race of people, whom He had made in His own image and likeness - but who had fallen into rebellion and sin. Jesus not only points the way to our heavenly Father and our eternal home, but He is the Way, for salvation is not a state but a Person, and no one comes to the Father except by faith in the Son.

Jesus Christ is THE Truth Who opens up our understanding of God and gives us knowledge about God - a truth that confounds the wisdom of man and a truth that silences all the presuppositions of prideful humanity. Jesus not only teaches the truth, but He is Truth and the personification of Truth - for truth can only be found in Christ, Who is the embodiment of all Truth.

Jesus Christ is THE Life Who breathes His own resurrected life into a fallen man, by faith. Every man is born spiritually dead in trespasses and sins and is incapable of communicating with a holy God. But Christ is the Source of all spiritual life and in Him is eternal life for all who trust in His redemptive work. It is through faith in Him that we are made a new creation in Christ and in-dwelt by the Spirit of God Who enlivens us - body, soul and spirt, for time and through eternity.

Jesus Christ is THE Way.
Jesus Christ is THE Truth.
Jesus Christ is THE Life.

Let us ponder this magnificent truth and seek to grasp the enormity of what it means for the one who is saved by grace through faith in Him. May the truth of this simple yet profound statement permeate to the very core of our being so that our troubled heart will be stilled and our joy will be full, and may we be willing to share the good news that Jesus Christ is the Way and the Truth and the Life with whomsoever the Lord may place in our path.

My Prayer

Loving Father, familiarity with Scripture has prevented me from seeing the astonishing truth behind so much of Your Word. Open my understanding to grasp, believe and act on these simple yet profound truths, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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