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Jan 9, 2014
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Jesus is the Truth, a Devotional from Afshin Ziafat

In a culture where truth is increasingly subjective, Jesus is objectively truth. |
Jesus is the Truth, a Devotional from Afshin Ziafat

John 8:31-32: "So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, 'If you continue in My word, you really are My disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.' "

The religions of the world are replete with prophets who claim to speak on behalf of God. These prophets are said to speak truths that God wants to convey to mankind. However, Jesus claims something else about Himself. He claims to be the truth of God. Jesus doesn't just tell us truths about God; He is the ultimate expression of God.

The Gospel of John continually shows us that Jesus reveals God to mankind (John 1:18). Many ask the question "What is God like?" Scripture says the answer is Jesus. Jesus does the works of God and speaks the very words of God (8:28-29). To see and know Jesus is to see and know God. Just as Jesus taught His disciples, the path to knowing Jesus is abiding in His word. If we remain in His word, then we will be true disciples who know the truth about what God is like.

The truth is not a set of rules but Jesus Himself.

The truth is not a set of rules but Jesus Himself. He is the way, the truth, and the life of God (14:6). Jesus told the Jews who were seeking to kill Him that His word didn't abide in them. He told them that they searched the Scriptures thinking they had life in them, but the Scriptures point to Jesus (5:38-40).

As followers of Christ, we must remember that we come to the Bible not just to learn truths about God. We come to the Bible to meet with Jesus and to know the truth of God. This relationship with Christ (and not just moral truths) is what sets us free from the sins that enslave us.

Pause and Reflect

How does your view of Christ change as you consider Him to be the ultimate truth of God?

How can you focus your daily life on abiding in His Word?

Related Topics:Bible; God; Jesus
Posted:January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

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