Faith & Life: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life


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Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled

by J.M. Troppello


One of my favorite Bible verses is John 14:1: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” That verse brings me comfort. However, you need to read through the entire passage in John 14:1-6 (The Way, the Truth, and the Life) to get the full meaning of this passage and why Jesus said not to be troubled.


“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

(John 14:1-6, NKJV)

Dissecting This Passage


In John 13:21, Jesus had announced to His disciples that He would be betrayed (by Judas). Jesus spoke of His departure in John 13:33. Jesus spoke of Peter’s betrayal in John 13:38. It’s no wonder, He spoke to the disciples in John 14:1 of not being troubled.


I love having my cozy home. It’s not large. Yet it’s a comfortable shelter for us. God has provided a roof over our heads. Jesus told His disciples in John 14:2 that a dwelling place has been prepared for them – and all believers.


You can have hope that Jesus will come back for all believers. He said so in John 14:3. I am eagerly looking forward to that day! Read I Thessalonians 4:16-17 where it shows that Jesus is coming back for believers to bring them to Heaven.


16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. (I Thess. 4:16-17, NKJV)

In John 14:5, Thomas asks Jesus how can they know how to get there since they don’t know the way. Just remember, that the disciples had originally thought Jesus was going to reign in an earthly kingdom. They didn’t know He was going to be crucified, rise from the dead, and reign in Heaven, and then in the new Kingdom. Again, that’s why Jesus told them that they shouldn’t let their hearts be troubled.


Jesus responded in John 14:6 that He is the “truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” He was referring to His death and resurrection, and salvation in Him. However, that statement was probably still confusing to the disciples.


Each day, I am so thankful for my salvation and future dwelling place in Heaven with the Lord. According to the Thomas Nelson Study Bible notes, “Through His death and resurrection, Jesus is the way to the Father. He is also the truth and the life. As truth, He is the revelation of God. As life, He is the communication of God to us.”


What are your thoughts on this passage of scripture found in John 14:1-6?



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

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J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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