Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. – John 14:6
What you believe to be true determines how you behave relationally. It determines how you behave materially and financially. It determines how you behave morally. Ultimately it determines how you live spiritually, which will determine what happens to you after this life. What you believe determines how you behave and not just consciously but often times subconsciously your beliefs will have an impact on your behaviour.
What is truth? Truth is not just a what but a who. It’s not just a what, it’s not just a philosophy, it’s not just a mindset, it’s not just an idea, it’s not just a statement, it’s not just something that you learn from a book, it’s not just a concept someone teaches you in school, it’s not just a what but it’s a who. Truth is a person. Jesus said:
‘I am the way, I am the truth and the life and no one comes to the father except through me. Jesus is saying “I am truth”. – John 14:6
Look at John 1:1-2 and14, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. – (14) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.’
Jesus didn’t say He would show the truth or teach the truth or model the truth. He is the truth. Truth personified.
As we point people to ‘The Truth.’ We are not pointing people to facts and figure about Jesus, but to Jesus. As followers of Jesus, we are to walk in the truth (3 John 1:3), love and believe the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12) and to speak the truth “in love” (Ephesians 4:32).