One can go in only one way at a time. One goes forward or backward, to the left or to the right; and it is important that one goes in the right direction. Go the way to ruin and you will suffer. Go the way from ruin and things will become well with you.
Jesus gave us this astounding truth in John 14:5 : "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." The important way for us is the way out of our guilt, and in that way out of the curse, and into righteousness and holiness. That is the way to blessedness.
The way out of our guilt and the curse is Christ and His cross. His death on that cross can be of value to us because He is the truth. Christ is man, from a spiritual point of view, because He is spiritually like Adam was when he, the first man, came into existence. But Christ never became untrue as Adam did. He is the way to heavenly glory, because He is true in all God's judgment as our Head. Therefore He is also life for us. Death closes the way to heavenly glory and opens it to hell. But Christ is our way because He is truth and life. He earned life for us; He has it to give to us. All our trust of salvation must be in Him.
We, therefore, must take hold of that truth wherewith Jesus began this chapter of John. He says there, "Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you."
Put your trust then in Him. The way is open for His people. Places are planned for us. Each will be in his own predetermined mansion. All is well. Never, no never, doubt that He is the way, because He is the truth and the life. Hold on to that truth and look for Him to return to bring you with body and soul through the gate to everlasting blessedness.
Read: John 14:1-6 .
Christian Warfare: “Believers are plainly taught to use active personal exertion, and are addressed as responsible for doing energetically what Christ would have them do, and are not told to 'yield themselves' up as passive agents and sit still, but to arise and work. A holy violence, a conflict, a warfare, a fight, a soldier's life, a wrestling, are spoken of as characteristic of the true Christian." - J. C. Ryle
- Date: 4-September