Wisdom to Understand

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When Jesus uttered His words of comfort in the first few verses of the fourteenth chapter of John’s Gospel, concluding with, “And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know” (John 14:4), Thomas said unto Him, “Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5). Jesus answered him with a statement which has in it the ring of eternity. It was sublimely simple and yet profoundly deep. Its surface meaning was clear to all, and yet the great theologians have never completely sounded its mighty depths. This is that statement, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

In one majestic sweep, these words silenced Thomas’ questioning tongue and brought reassurance and peace to the hearts of the other disciples. Within the marvel of that authoritative sentence from the lips of the Son of God, there was enough comfort to assuage the sufferings of the tormented, enough wisdom to satisfy those who yearned for understanding, and enough power to set the great Christian movement in motion.

Prayer for the day

Knowing You are with me is all the comfort I need, Lord.

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9 Comments

  1. sudi says:

    halleluyah,This is our God.

  2. Helen M Anderson says:

    Each word spoken by Jesus, brings new light and hope for all. Jesus my Lord and Savior, I praise your holy name and thank you for all the blessings you have brought into my life. I know you are with me.

  3. Donna L. Miller says:

    Knowing God is forever with us, even when he seems to be unavailable, will sustain you. He is never far away and we have to hold that in our hearts, though it is difficult some times. Just remember, when he seems unavailable, he is “carrying you” (re: footsteps in the sand”).

  4. Gerry says:

    Those incredible words that Jesus spoke remain just as true today. He is still the only way to our Heavenly Father.

  5. Robert Flores says:

    Thank you for this devotion. It really touched me today. We have a Father in Heaven who is always on time when you need Him the most.

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    Jesus endured darkness and death to give us light and life.Praise HIM for what HE went through for us.
    GOD BLESS Dr Graham,Franklin Graham, Will Graham and BGEA!

  7. Fernando Gonzalez says:

    thank you for the daily devotional,n I will be praying for your ministry.

  8. Joy says:

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.”"The Way of the Cross Leads Home, in Jesus name amen.”"May God bless us everyone.” Thankyou.