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John 17:1 "And this is ETERNAL LIFE, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”


“I’m telling the truth!” said my nine year old daughter when I questioned her with a raised eyebrow about why her younger brother was crying.  You can trust a person, or in this case a child, maybe about as far as you can carry them.  But why is trusting someone so difficult sometimes?  Maybe it’s because that trust has been weakened or even broken in the past. Maybe because the story that’s been told seems so far-fetched and beyond what could ever possibly be true. Maybe, truth is so hard to believe because each one of us knows, with a guilty conscience, how lying can be so easy.

“What is truth?” That’s what Pilate asked Jesus when he was interrogating Him in the early hours of the morning on Good Friday.  Pilate had just asked Jesus, "Are You a king then?" Jesus answered, "You say rightly (correctly) that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." 

Best construction aside for a moment, I find it hard to believe the word of an acquaintance who has shown to not be very truthful.  We at times may have felt this way about God when our prayers aren’t answered just the way we expect them to be.  We think God is unloving, uncaring, untruthful in His promises to hear or answer us. And yet, when we read God’s Word, we have no reason to believe God our Savior would be untruthful to us.  Study and examine the Bible and how God kept every one of His promises.  Proverbs 30:5 says it this way, “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.”  Jesus said, “And this is eternal life…” This is the truth about how to get to heaven.  That we would know our Lord who is the one and only TRUE God, Jesus Christ, who was sent to save us! 

Isn’t it comforting to know in a world that questions what is true that we can hear the voice of our Savior?  We can trust that the God of the Bible is the only God that offers eternal life freely.  Simply by believing that our debt of sin was paid in full on Calvary’s cross through the perfect, sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the way, truth, and life!  This is the most precious and peaceful truth that can be found. Trust this truth about your Savior… for this truth is eternal life!

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