Today's Manna

January 19, 2017
The Only Way
by Jody Huff
Scripture Reading: Genesis 28

Here in Genesis Ch 28, we have quite a bit going on, but let's take a look at verses 10-15 - Jacob's ladder. Much has been written about this, but at its core we see the Lord Jesus Christ as the only mediator and advocate between God and man. Many have come and gone talking about the way to heaven, from Joseph Smith to Mohammed to Buddha, etc. All false religions have one thing in common - they teach that a person can work their way to heaven to please God. They think it is about having more on the good side of the ledger than the bad side. This is all rubbish; it is impossible to WORK your way to heaven.

According to the Holy Bible, there is only one WAY - Jesus Christ.

John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ wants us to come to Him to enjoy and experience a meaningful, intimate relationship with Him. More often than not, we like to put Him on a shelf until we THINK we need Him, then we ask Him to bail us out of some type of trouble or challenge we are facing in our lives. He wants us to have that relationship every day, not just when we need something.

As you can see in Genesis Ch 28, at the top of the ladder is our Heavenly Father. We have access to Him every day through Jesus Christ, but seldom do we acknowledge that. It is probably one of the biggest things we take for granted in our Christian lives.

Jesus left His throne in heaven to come down to our sinful world so that through Him we may be saved. He was God and man at the same time, and He understands our fears, our needs, and our desires, having been tempted in all points as we are yet without sin (Heb 4:15).

When is the last time you talked to the One that spoke our world into existence, the One that hung the moon, stars, and created everything? When is the last time you went to Him, praising Him for all He has done instead of asking selfishly for something you want? He wants us to come to Him, and He wants that special relationship on a daily basis, not just when you are in a bind, or when you need something.

Hebrews 4:15–16 (15) For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. (16) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Don’t tarry, take advantage of the access you have to God through Jesus Christ by spending time with Him today.

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