Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life - Encouraging short sermons and devotionals compiled by The Commandment Co

The only way back to God is by way of the cross of Jesus Christ. He is not merely a spiritual guide who came to show sinners the path in which they ought to travel. He is Himself the Way to the Father. There is no other way because Jesus Christ is the only person who can deal with our sin problem. The sinless, spotless Lamb of God took our sins upon Himself and died for us. He is our substitute. He died in our place. All our sins were laid on Him, and He paid our death penalty. The Bible tells us, "The wages of sin is death." Christ died our death, so He could give us eternal life. Jesus went to the cross and died for you and me. Our debt is paid in full. He bore in His own body the wrath of God for us. He was our substitute, and by His atoning sacrifice He removed the guilt and punishment of our sin forever. This is why He is our only way into the holy presence of God.

Because of His death on the cross God can now remove the believing sinner's sin "as far as the east is from the west" (Ps. 103:12); i.e., infinity. He has placed them behind His back and can no longer see them (Isa. 38:17). He has cast them out of our reach "into the depths of the sea" (Micah 7:19). Our sins are forgiven (Col. 2:13), forgotten (Heb. 10:17), and removed forever (Ps. 103:12).

Jesus in not only your only way; He is the perfect way into God's presence. We have a perfect position with God the Father. C. H. Spurgeon preached, "God's grace comes in and says to my soul, 'Thou hast sinned; but did not Jesus come to save sinners? Thou art not saved because thou art righteous; for Christ died for the ungodly.' And my faith says, 'Though I have sinned, I have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and though I am guilty, yet by grace I am saved and I am a child of God still.' . . . 'How could I ever sin against my God who is so good to me? Now I will overcome that sin;' and I get strong to fight with sin through the conviction that I am God's child.''

Jesus has opened the way into God's presence and that way is never closed for the believer. He provides perfect reconciliation with God (2 Cor. 5:18-19), and He has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation (v. 20), because of His matchless grace (v. 21).

Jesus is the way, and He has come to you. There is nothing to do, except believe on Him. You receive Him by faith.

March 10, 2022 — The Commandment Co