Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
Truth is rooted in the eternal God who is all powerful and unchangeable. Jesus Christ is the truth. He is the source of all truth. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to walk in the truth. Therefore, learning about Jesus and His words should be our top priority. The witness of His work and His words is preserved in the four gospels. If we listen to the audio along while reading the gospel books, we may feel that Jesus is speaking to us when He addressed the disciples as well as the multitudes of people.
Jesus told the truth about many things. He spoke in parables to reveal the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. Jesus’ parables are seemingly short, simple, and memorable stories, yet they convey deep messages. The parables of Jesus embody much of His fundamental teachings, such as the growth of the kingdom of God, the importance of prayer, the meaning of love, the need for vigilance, and what it means to be a faithful servant.
The discourses of Jesus are profound and rich in contents. The Sermon on the Mount contains the central tenets of Christian discipleship. The beatitudes are a key element of this sermon. The blessings in the beatitudes are different from people’s common notions. They are spiritual standings and rewards, rather than material riches or physical wellbeing. The conditions for being blessed have more to do with our heart and attitude. They echo the teachings of Jesus on humility, mercy, spirituality, and compassion. Jesus also expounded the laws of the kingdom and set a higher moral standard with the emphasis on the spirit of loving God and men from our heart rather than a superficial observance.
Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). The path to knowing the truth is to abide in Jesus’ word, which means to remain true to what He tells us. The truth can change us as Jesus prayed to the Father, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (John 17:17). Jesus came into the world to bear witness to the truth. Take up the gospel and read. And we will know the truth and the truth will set us free.