Thursday, June 5, 2014
Gathering in Christ
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jesus does not take men and say, “This is the truth, and if you don’t believe it you will be damned.” He simply shows us the truth -- “I am the truth” -- and leaves us alone. We name His name, but is He the truth to us in our bodily life, in our common sense life, in our intellectual and emotional life? It takes a long while for us to see that Jesus Christ is the truth.
Truths have no meaning to us until we get into the domain of their power. “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” We want to get at truth by “shortcuts,” the wonder is our LORD’s amazing patience. He never insists that we take His way. He simply says, “I am the way.” We might as well learn to take His way at the beginning, but we won’t; we are determined on our own way.
When a man is at his wit’s end, it is not a cowardly thing to pray.
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 156 (6/5)
From The Place of Help
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