Jesus is speaking to his disciples about his departure and is speaking with words to comfort their troubled hearts. Jesus leaving would be a benefit for his disciples. Jesus was going to prepare a place in the Father’s house for those who belong to Jesus. The disciples are concerned that they do not know the way to Jesus (14:5). But Jesus responds that he himself is the way (14:6). By knowing Jesus, then you know the Father and will be in the Father’s house when Jesus returns (14:7). This sets the stage for the continuing discussion between Jesus and his disciples on the last night of his life as they sit in the upper room.
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