"I Am The Way"            

John 14:6


     The Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate, crucified, risen, exalted Son of God says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Christ is THE DOOR; you cannot enter into the kingdom of God, but by him. Christ is THE WAY; you cannot come unto the Father, but by him. Christ is THE TRUTH; you cannot know God or the things of God, but by him. Christ is THE LIFE; you cannot live, but by him. He alone gave you physical life. He alone can give you spiritual life. He alone can bring you into everlasting life. Meditate on these four, blessed words that fell from the lips of our Savior, "I am the way."

     Christ is THE ONLY WAY. There never has been but one way of salvation and life, and that way is Christ. To him we must come, trusting his blood atonement, his perfect righteousness, his heavenly intercession, and his almighty grace as our Mediator. We must look to Christ alone for acceptance with God (Gal. 5:1-4).

     Christ is THE OLD WAY. He is the way ordained before the foundation of the world, the way set forth in the Old Testament Scriptures, the way by which Abel came to God, Enoch walked with God, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord, and the way by which all the saints of all ages past have worshipped the Lord God.

     Christ is THE GOOD WAY. He is the good Shepherd and the good way. He is the covenant appointed way (Heb. 13:20), the new and living way (Heb. 10:19-22), and the publicly, divinely approved way (Matt. 17:5).

     Christ is THE BEST WAY. If there had been any possibility of any other way it could never have been accepted, because Christ is the best way possible. He is the way which glorifies God in all his attributes, secures the salvation of all God's elect with infallible certainty, honors God's holy law in its entirety, gives hope to helpless sinners, and satisfies all the demands of the believer's own conscience.

     Christ is the Way. So let us WALK IN HIM, trusting his merits, submitting to his rule, surrendering to his claims, seeking his will, obeying his ordinances, and serving the honor of his name.



Don Fortner