Wisdom to Understand

By   •   April 16   •   Topics:

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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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20 Comments

  1. Elizabeth says:

    God is always with us…

  2. Rose says:

    God Bless You all

  3. BikerBro says:

    If you are a child of His, you are never alone. If you are not a child of His all you have to do is call on Him and accept Him as Lord and Savior–He is the Way, the Truth and the Life–and He will never leave you. You will never be alone. From now through eternity. And eternity is a very long time! Thank you Jesus for what you did for me! God bless you all, and thank you BGEA for these devotionals.

  4. Vern Cross says:

    I love the Lord with all of my heart. I am sitting in a hospital watching my 80 year old father in law die.. Nothing that they can do at this point. He will be with the Lord Jesus soon.

  5. Gerry says:

    There is no alternate way to God the Father. This passage makes it abundantly clear it can be accomplished only by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

  6. Joyce Paul says:

    When we draw near to God, we are sure to be on His side…It’s God’s choice to Love us n make us part of His family…God Bless us! Amen.

  7. Angel Hannibald says:

    Thank you for everything

  8. Josiah zino says:

    The lord Jesus said;we should follow peace with all men without which no man will enter the kingdom of heaven. So let’s learn to give peace a chance in all that we do.