Week of January 28 - Day 2

Day 2 Read: John 14:6

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

Reflect:  What does Jesus say about truth? To what specifically is Jesus responding?

Consider: 31-The term “truth” in Greek philosophy had the connotation of “truth” versus “falsehood” or “reality” versus “illusion.” However, these are Aramaic-speaking disciples who would have understood Jesus to be speaking in the OT sense of truth which was “faithfulness” or “loyalty” (cf. Ps. 26:3; 86:11; 119:30). Both “truth” and “life” characterize “the way.” The term “truth” is often used to describe divine activity in John (cf. 1:14; 4:23–24; 8:32; 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 17:17, 19).[1]

Respond: What is one way you can fix your eyes on Jesus alone as the fullness of God in bodily form? In what areas does your understanding of his statement, “I am the truth,” need to impact your life? Where do you need to trust him more as the source of absolute truth?

 

[1] Robert James Utley, The Beloved Disciple’s Memoirs and Letters: The Gospel of John, I, II, and III John, vol. Volume 4, Study Guide Commentary Series (Marshall, Texas: Bible Lessons International, 1999), 127.