A Look at Life – Part 4
Before getting into this week’s writing, I wanted to apologize for missing a week and not writing last week. I am still settling into my new job and I am still learning how best to manage my time. I will try to give a heads up when there will not be a devotional in the future.
The Solution to Life
October 2nd, 2008
In my last writing, I wrote about how all mankind is trapped by the problem of sin. Life would be completely different if we did not need to live with the expectation of facing sin’s consequence, death. However, sin is such a powerful problem that even sinning one time is enough to merit the punishment of death. You may never see a statistic suggesting the leading cause of death is lying or stealing, but the truth is, we are all going to die, and sin is the reason why.
Now, what if there was a solution to the problem of sin? What if there was some way to cheat death? Would you want to know about it? Well, if you are a Christian than there is one, just one, solution to the problem of sin. That solution is found in the person, Jesus Christ.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6, NIV)
According to what is written in the Bible in John 14:6, Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Jesus claims that in Him alone can one find the path to heaven. That is to say no one can come to the Father, or where the Father dwells. The Bible also teaches that there is no dying in heaven. So if Jesus can show us the way to heaven, and in heaven there is no death, then it must be that Jesus alone holds the solution to life’s problem of sin.
The big question from this point becomes, how can we find this never ending life in Christ? If Jesus holds the solution, just how can we share in partaking of this solution to sin and death? If you truly want to learn the answer, then come and find my devotionals next week, and we’ll see just how Jesus is the savior of life.
The truth found in this writing was provided by God’s word.
Written by Timothy Hegerich/ Edited by Vicki Hill