Knowing The Truth Makes You Free

Daily God Walk for Friday, October 9, 2009

 If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. – John 8:31-32

 “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” People apply this verse to just about any truth, and there is a certain freedom that comes from knowing any truth, but that is not the application Jesus is making here.

Jesus is teaching about the freedom that comes from knowing him, believing his teaching and becoming his disciples. The Jews did not know what he was talking about. Their reply to him was, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

In his typical style Jesus had presented a truth now, in response to the questions that arose from that truth, he gives an explanation. “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

However else one might apply this saying, the primary application of being freed from sin is the most impactful. All of mankind is slave to the nature that drives him to sin and man has attempted to free himself from this horrid slave-master since the beginning of time. But until Christ it couldn’t be done.

Now he proclaims; “Get to know me – become my disciple; and I who am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6) will set you free from sin.” He not only sets us free from sin but he delivers us from the judgment of sin and gives us eternal life.

The reason he could say the truth will set you free is that he is the Truth. The only way to be truly free from sin and the effects of sin is to become a disciple of Christ. Are you free? Do you truly know the Truth?

Freedom from sin is God’s gift to those who know the Truth.

 Principle: Freedom from sin is God’s gift to those who know the Truth.

 Affirmation: I have met the Son, who is the Truth and I am free from sin.

 Prayer: Lord, I thank you for this great revelation. I am grateful that the Truth has freed me from sin. Thank you Jesus! Amen.

 Bible Reading: Psalm 138   – Ezekiel 15-16 – Hebrews 4 – Proverbs 9

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