Janie was having lunch with her friend Margie who had just started a new job. Anxiously, she asked, “How do you like your new boss?”
“Well, he’s O.K.,” said Margie. Then continued, “He’s kind of bigoted, though.”
“What do you mean, bigoted?” she wondered.
“Well,” answered Margie, “he thinks that words can only be spelled one way.”
Being bigoted is not always wrong. Sometimes it is necessary and important, even critical. Though we often think a bigoted person is unreasonable and unwholesome, there are times when it is essential to be fanatical about some things in life.
One of those “things” is the “way to the Father.” Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me!”
Peter was also bigoted when he said, “There is salvation in no one else! There is no other name in all of heaven for people to call on to save them.”
There are those whom we encounter every day that refuse to accept the fact that there is only one Name and one Person who can be called upon for salvation. This one way to eternal life did not come from a church or the disciples but from Jesus Himself.
God designated His Son Jesus to be the Savior of the world. There is no one else or any other way.
Prayer: Lord, help us to realize how important it is to fully accept, believe and declare that You alone are the only way to God and eternal life. May we never waver. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: John 14:1-6 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”…” I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”