Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Asking The Right Question

A salesman was calling on one of his favorite customers - an elderly gentleman who owned a country store. He found “Old Sam” sitting on the porch of his store, gently rocking back and forth with an old Labrador retriever lying quietly beside him. As he walked up the steps, he said, “That’s a beautiful dog. Does your dog bite?”

“Nope,” said “Old Sam,” as he continued to rock.

The salesman reached down to pet the dog. Just as he touched the dog’s head, it growled and snapped viciously at him. He jumped back and shouted, “I thought you said that your dog didn’t bite!”

 “I did. My dog doesn’t bite. But that’s not my dog,” responded “Old Sam.”

All of us collect information. It is an ongoing process in everyone’s life. But the value of the information depends on the questions we ask. Otherwise, the information is useless.

Thomas, the disciple, known as “the doubter,” once asked, “Lord, we don’t know where You are going, so how can we know ‘the way’?” Jesus replied, “I am ‘the way’ and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

Jesus answered life’s most important question, and one everyone must answer: “Do you know ‘the way’ to God?” Jesus left no doubt about the route: We can only get to God through Him. “The way” that Jesus taught is established on God’s “truth” and promises eternal “life.” 

Prayer:  Lord, we thank You that Your Son clearly and consistently explained the only way to come to You is through Him. May, we in faith, accept Your “way.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today:   Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

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4 comments:

  1. a hard answer for the world to accept.

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