I was looking at one of my inherited books this morning –The great Quotations, “…a collection of man’s best thinking…” from the Introduction by J. Donald Adams and compiled by George Seldes. I turned to the section where all of the “truth” quotes were, and ran across the following by William James
“The ultimate test of what a truth means is the conduct it dictates or inspires.” – William James
Upon reading this, I was reminded of a quote by Jesus Christ. He said this…
“I am The Way, I am The Truth, I am the Life. No one comes to the Father (Heaven) except through Me.” – John 14:6
Now, think about the quote by William James, then look back over the ages of recorded history; you’ll be surprised at what you see! Jesus’ conduct dictated and inspired many things!
Jesus said…”Love your enemies…pray for them…” HE brought Peace!
Jesus gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, and our very laws come from those commandments. HE brought Order!
Jesus has inspired scores of people to construct orphanages, homes to house the homeless, soup kitchens, food banks, churches …places of refuge for those in need. HE brought Compassion!
Jesus died, over two thousand years ago…for the sins of the world. HE brought Forgiveness, and Salvation!
That’s the kind of TRUTH I want to follow!
Because of the Love HE has shown me, while I was yet a sinner…HIS forgiveness has dictated a change in my life and inspired me to tell others of HIS marvelous grace to all who will believe! I am so thankful that God opened my eyes to The TRUTH…Jesus!