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January 2

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

“I am the way, the truth, and the life.” —John 14:6

Read John 14:1-14

The disciple Thomas asked the question we find in verse 5: “Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and, how can we know the way?” Jesus answered him with the surprising words of our text: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” In the words “I am the way,” God and the sinner are brought back together! For the Lord Jesus is the Way – He has paved the way back to the Father’s house through His intercessory prayers and His merits. The way to eternal life is a narrow way – surely there is no other way! All other ways lead to a dead end street.

“I am the truth” means that the Lord is the opposite of falsehood and deceit. So often, we prefer lies rather than the truth because by nature, we do not know what truth is. But in our text the Lord declares that He is the Truth. The Lord Jesus also says that He is “the life,” which means that He gives true meaning to life. We do not know what life is really all about because we are dead in trespasses and sins. But Christ is true life! Therefore, seek life where you can find it, with the Lord Jesus alone!

The only way back to God is through the Saviour who testified, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

What does this saying of the Lord Jesus mean to you?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Educational Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact:


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