i am the truth

I AM THE TRUTH

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

How many “truths” are there? It seems today that everyone has their own truth that they hold to be as valid as anyone else’s truth. The problem is, two contradictory things cannot both be true at the same time. We are fortunate, as believers in Jesus Christ, that we have a single unchanging source of truth—Jesus Himself who declared, “I am the truth.”

But it is equally true that many believers in Jesus Christ have little understanding of that truth. The problem is that we (and, yes, I include myself) have neglected the Bible, which is one of the ways God reveals the Truth to us.

In his book Jesus in the Present Tense, Warren Wiersbe says,

I once read slowly through Psalm 119 and made a list of the images the writer used to tell us how much God’s truth meant to him. I discovered that he would rather have God’s Word than food (v. 103), wealth (vv. 14, 72, 127, 162), sleep (vv. 55, 62, 147–148, 164), or even friends (vv. 51, 95, 115)! Please look up these verses, think about them, and ask yourself, “Do I love the Word of God that much?”[1]

Is that your reality? Do you love God’s Word, the Bible? Do you long to know Jesus—the Truth—better?

Resolve now to spend more time in the Bible. But be warned. Getting to know God’s Truth as revealed in the Bible should radically change your life.  Hebrews 4:12-13 tells us, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

One day you will stand before the One who will judge what you have done with His Truth. How will you fare?

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[1] Warren W. Wiersbe, Jesus in the Present Tense: The I AM Statements of Christ (David C. Cook, Kindle Edition), p. 127.

ABOUT DR. JOHN ANKERBERG Dr. John Ankerberg is an American Christian television host, author, and speaker. Dr. Ankerberg is a graduate of the University of Illinois—Chicago,...

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