There is a Way that Seems Right to a Man

September 13, 2016

There is a Way that Seems Right to a Man

John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

In a world filled with so many ideas, philosophies and religions who can know who is right and who is wrong, who will go to heaven and who will go to hell?  How does one hear the voice of truth in the midst of so much calamities?   If the Maker of the universe stood before us as a man today would we recognize him?  Most people believe in some sort of deity, deities or higher state of being. Some people may even believe that they are it.  Most everyone, at some point in their lives, wants to know certain questions like, “what is truth”, “why am I here” and “ is there really a God?”  

Our quest is to discern the voice of truth in the midst of so many voices of deception.  Many even take the attitude that there are many roads and many truths that lead to God.  Is that God’s definition or ours?  Proverbs 16:25 says, “There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”  Since most of us are in the pursuit of life and truth, the way of death most likely isn’t the way we would want to take.  

The Bible teaches that in the fullness of times God sent a man.  Who was the man?  Was it Mohammed, the Maharaja or a guru?  Who was this man?  

First God sent a man, who was not the light, but his name was John and he came to bear witness to the Light and to prepare his generation to receive it.  At this time the Light was in the world, but had not yet been revealed to the world.  It says, “He was the same light which lights every man coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world knew Him not.  He came to His own, and they that were of His own received Him not, but as many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on His name: who were born not of blood, nor of the will of man, but of God.”  So the Light of God was sent in the world, but many did not discern Him or believe Him to be such.  There were those who did hear the voice of Truth, they accepted and believed Him to be the Son of God.  John 1:14 goes on to say, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.”  “The Law came through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”   

Many will come and distort, pervert, deny and reject the Truth, but that cannot nullify who the Truth is and what He says.  Jesus, the Truth, warns in Matthew 24:4, “Watch out that no one deceives you.  For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.”  The Word says, ‘that if it were possible, even the very elect would be deceived’.  What prevents deception except possessing the truth and walking in it?  

Many voices are proclaiming to be the truth and have the truth, but the One who is TRUTH says this, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life and no man come unto the Father except through me.”  We may consider that a narrow concept, but that is God’s way and if it is Him that we are after then we must do things His way.  Many religions accept Jesus as a prophet and they believe that His words were truth and yet they cannot truly believe that Jesus is truth when they would reject what He says.  We live in a world that wants to be tolerant, politically correct and doesn’t want to offend anyone.  The Word teaches us that we will either receive the Truth or we will be offended by it.  Jesus gave His life for the world and all that would receive Him, but the world was never His friend and it can never be ours.  If the world hated Him, it will hate us also if we are of Him.  Not everyone will hear and receive the Truth, but that can never change what and who it is.  It is Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life.




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