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Yeshua is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Derekh, Emet, Chayim

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The Way, Truth and Life

John 14:6 (HNT)

I am the way and the truth and the life:
no man cometh to the Father, but by me
(John 14:6)


ewish tradition is filled with the sages' reflections on the way (derekh) and the truth (emet) and the life (chayim) of the pious Jew. Each of these special words represents a universe of meaning to one who studies and reveres the Torah of the God of Israel.

In this verse from the Brit Chadasha (New Covenant), Yeshua the Mashiach states that these vital words all refer to Him – He is the beginning and ending of their true fulfillment and significance.  It is in Yeshua Himself that we see the way and the truth and the life of God; it is in the Yeshua that we can find the fulfillment and significance that our hearts truly seek; and it is in the Yeshua that we find our means of drawing near to the heavenly Father.

By means of His hand

Yeshua states that no man will come to the Father without the means of His hand -- implying that it is solely by his sovereign election and grace (by means of His own "outstretched hand") that a soul can be admitted into the very presence of the Father. Thank God for the way and truth and life of the Lord Jesus, our Savior!


John 14:6 transliterated

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