THE WAY TO GOD IS A PERSON
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our Lord!
When they knew God, they glorified him not as God, read the terrible words, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things . . . who changed the truth of God into a lie.
On and on the devastating words flow, mounting in intensity till no one with any conscience left or any fear of moral consequences can stand to look the Judge in the face, but must cast down his guilty eyes and cry,
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Apart from the Scriptures we have no sure philosophy; apart from Jesus Christ we have no true knowledge of God; apart from the inliving Spirit we have no ability to live lives morally pleasing to God.
How wonderful that Christ could say, I am the way, the truth, and the life. For this we can never be thankful enough.
The first step to finding the way is to realize the utter sinfulness and hopelessness of our predicament. We have been enemies of God, running from Him, weighed down with sin. Christ is the only Way. He is the Truth and the Life.
Lead me, Lord, lead me in the way everlasting through Christ, my Savior and Guide.