John 8:31-32 - To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Have you or anyone you know ever said, "I have been living a lie." Someone once said this to me and I wondered why. I was told a lie by someone I trust. As the conversation continued, it seems as though the person I trusted did not know or understand the complete truth and only shared what they knew. That limited knowledge of the truth caused a huge disappointment.
Once this person discovered the truth, despite the disappointment, they began to feel free. We cannot give or share what we don't have or know. Knowing the truth and practicing the truth is the key to freedom. Truth and freedom are valued by everyone. Yet, we have many people who do not really know the truth, live a lie and do not enjoy freedom. Sometimes they are simply enslaved by their fear of guilt, condemnation or their sinful desires.
Whether we admit it or not, the truth is freely available to each of us. If we don't know the truth and exercise it, it is useless. "The Bible is full of truths, but you must be careful that the 'truth' you follow is an original and Biblical truth and not an interpretation from man, especially a man with an agenda. Once you know what the Bible actually says, then you can apply that truth to your life." James 1:25 says: "But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do." I encourage you to continue to seek the truth. Set yourself free.
Thank you for setting me free with your truth. I pray that all your children seek your truth and their freedom. I ask this in your son Jesus' name. Amen!
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