Freedom. It seems everyone wants to be free yet we often struggle to even admit when we are not. When Jesus stated that holding to His teachings would lead people to know the truth that would set them free, the religious leaders bristled at even the hint that they had ever been slaves to anyone or anything. Over the next 3 days I will be sharing the daily devotions from the book, “Living Free”, that I wrote several years ago to help you discover a life of freedom found through a consistent gazing into, and practice of, the perfect law of God’s Word.
Here is day thirty with an important reminder that living free in Christ means that you, and those around you, can live free because of truth.
Free By The Truth
“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.’”
John 8:31-32 (NIV)
What is your view of truth? How much value do you place on it? Why? Have you ever been caught up in a lie told by someone else? In a lie of your own? What had the power to set you free from those lies? What are some lies that the enemy tries to get you to believe about yourself? Has he ever lied to you about your value, your beauty, your being loved? Why are there times his lies are so believable? How does a careful look and understanding of God’s Word free you from the lies which seek to destroy you?
In a culture that often views truth as relative; God continues to pronounce Himself as absolute truth. Satan has become very good at making lies believable and it seems that the world is always doing its part to make us believe the lies. Just as the only thing that will ever overcome darkness is light, the only thing that will ever set us free from the lies of the enemy is truth. As you pray, ask God to help you see through the lies of this world so that you would know truth. Pray that you would know the Truth that is Jesus and be set free by Him. Pray that your freedom would help you walk in truth each day.