Saturday, January 30, 2010

Which Way?

There is a way that seems right to a man,
 but in the end it leads to death.  
 Proverbs 16:25

For some reason this verse keeps coming to mind. Until now, I have not taken the time to meditate on it, letting it fly out of my mind as quickly as it came in. But as I sit here now, I see that...
It. Is. Powerful.

Have you ever noticed that Pontious Pilate looked at Jesus before he gave Him over to crucifixion, and said "what is truth?" (John 18:38) I find it so astonishing when I come to that part in the story because He was staring the Personification of Truth in the face. He was breathing the same air. He probably touched Him. He had no understanding that it was the Majestic King of Heaven standing before Him.
Amazing, isn't it? 
Truth was right there and Pilate missed it (HIM)!

 Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me."
John 14:6

Truth. It is a refuge for some and an enemy of others. It is either the Rock one stands on or the Rock that crushes.

Does it blow your mind as it does mine? Jesus=God=Truth=The Word. To diminish Truth in any way is to diminish God.  What an offense! We were created to glorify and magnify Him. 

So....there is a way that seems right to a man...what a man believes to be right may not be right at all...seems right implies that it isn't right, though the person going in that way believes it to be so. I visualize it kind of like going down a road and the bridge is out ahead... just over the crest of a hill. It may seem right, but in the end...over the hill is death...unless you find out it isn't the right way before you get there, and you turn around.

But where do you go to find the right way?

Ah, look again at: John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."  Not only is Jesus the Truth. He is also the Way! The only way He says.
Salvation is found His way, not the way we think is right.

Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD;
may your love and your truth always protect me.
Psalm 40:11

Look at this one!
Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
Psalm 86:14

And this one takes my breath is Jesus' prayer to the Father:
Sanctify them by your truth; your word is truth.
John 17:17

Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved...
Acts 16:31

Believe in the absolute TRUTH, the only WAY, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ...and you will be saved!


Alleluiabelle said...

Beautiful thoughts...I can feel that you have such a loving heart and kindness about you and such a strong love for our Lord. God's Word is always so powerful, isn't it?

May He continue to overflow you with His Word, His love, His grace, His everything.


washington DC new homes said...

I also believe and give respect to the GOD . You have such a loving and kindness thoughts to GOD I really appreciate you.GOD bless you.

Rachel B said...

It so bothers me so much when many in this generation says that there is no absolute truth. There IS absolute truth...and it lies in Jesus Christ, God's son.

Andrew's memory verse last month was John 14:6. It's so powerful to hear a 3 year old say that verse. So thankful that these words are in his heart...for life. :)

Good post, Kathy! Thankful that God is speaking to your heart and that you are listening! :)