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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  1. Carol G. says:

    Lord Jesus, your love for me is humbling and precious! Thank you for always being with me, which gives me great comfort! I love you Jesus!

  2. Gaye says:

    A couple of years ago I began praying earnestly that God would raise up someone to bring the kind of revivals to the hearts of people as we saw in the times of the Billy Graham Crusades. Someone gave me decision magazine and I began to see for myself what God is doing through BGEA and in many other areas around the world. Franklin Graham’s prayer with God’s people in every state this year is a tremendous answer to prayer. I pray every day for this effort and for our country. God becomes more amazing in my eyes moment by moment and is a magnificent reality in our lives. Thank you, God’s people, for your love for Him for He first loved us.

  3. ReneeTalley says:

    God loves a cheerful giver and you give what you can give will always be blessed.. Seek ye the truth and the truth shall be added unto you.

  4. ReneeTalley says:

    hi Lord, Sometimes through the holy Ghost working through a person ; God likes to bless a n organization such as BGEA with a love command ;Give to me first and though shalt have more than enough which is blessed. Thy simple faith put into action is the key answer just for today. If though fail to follow God’s prompt you will be walking in the light of the Lord. Ask yourself has God failed you whenever you give a tenth of you financial blessing first and all will added unto you

  5. George says:

    I receive it in Jesus Name. Thank you Lord, Halleluja and Amen

  6. Joyce paul says:

    An Amazing Transformation takes place when we understand, quite simply, that we can never be Separate from HIM! GOD LOVES US! HALLELUJAH!!! Amen.

  7. Gerry says:

    It is very interesting that over time people have sought different ways to get to heaven. Many believe if they’re just good enough ,by their own estimation and do a few kind deeds ….that’s all it will take. Others think, if they just give enough money to the church, they can buy their way into heaven. The actual truth is , there is only one way, that is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There is no backdoor into heaven .