3 Mount Angeles

Mountains, because of their great height, are always dangerous. They demand our respect. Our lives are like a trip down a mountainside where there are several paths down, but only one safe way. "I am the way, the truth, and the life," Jesus said. The Lord Jesus is the way because it is only through Him that any person can know God. Do you want to know God? Then you must know Jesus. He is the way.

He is the way to the forgiveness of sins. "Be it known unto you therefore . . . that through this man [Jesus] is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: and by Him all that believe are justified from all things" (Acts 13:38-39).

And He is the way to heaven and eternal life. "He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24).

However, if you don't know the Lord Jesus as Saviour, your walk through this life will eventually end in trouble. "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." To live without the Lord Jesus is to miss the best things this life has to offer, but to die without the Lord Jesus is far worse. It means hell and suffering forever.

We might like to think that we don't need the Lord Jesus--that we can go our own way and our life will be just fine. This attitude stems from the belief that we are self-sufficient, and it always leads to disaster. Read what Jeremiah wrote to plead with, people to turn them to God: 

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"Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the Lord hath spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God, before He cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains .... But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride" (Jeremiah 13:15-17).

What is the alternative to coming to the Lord Jesus for salvation? Stumbling upon the dark mountains of unbelief where one future step will be the last one-then death and a Christless eternity. What a tragedy! And most tragic of all, it doesn't have to happen. Christ died for all, and salvation is offered free to all. The Lord is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Peter 3:9).

Won't you give glory to God by acknowledging that you are a sinner and need the Saviour? The Lord Jesus is the way. Will you not take the way of salvation He freely offers? — by B.P.

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, 
and thou shalt be saved" (Acts 16:31).

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."
Proverbs 14:12