The Truth Will Set You Free
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:32 (ESV)
We have all heard the saying as a young kid from our parents or our pastor. However, how many of us actually believe that the truth will set you free? Jesus is talking to the Jews and telling them that they are all slaves to sin. As Christians, we used to be slaves to sin. Through Jesus, who is the way, the truth and the life, we are free of that sin. Jesus has set us free from the bondage that held us down from receiving God’s favor.
Some people know the truth, but are too set in their ways or too comfortable with their current lifestyle to make a change. Even Christians get used to living a certain way. We tend to forget that Jesus sets us free from that former lifestyle. As a result, we don’t feel burdened with our mistakes and bad decisions. We have to realize that God’s way is the only way and His words are true. People can apply that to their lives by being honest and truthful to others. We can also share the gospel with the truth about Jesus with conviction to those who need to hear it.
This week, pray that you can receive God’s truth from His word, so you can share that knowledge. Tell the truth to others, so they too can be set free from the bondage of sin.