“Free In The Truth” By Kirk Hunt
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
John 8:31–32 NKJV
Lots of folks try to sell you the “secrets” of freedom. There are other folks who claim that they alone know the truth. Only Jesus and the Word of God have the truth, or can truly set you free. Everything else is either an error or a con.
The truth is not free. The price of truth is a lifetime of reading (studying) and thinking about (meditating on) God’s Word. Knowing God’s Word, even imperfectly, leads to more and greater freedom than you can imagine. Jesus wants you to abide in God’s Word.
Do not be intimidated by Scripture. Set aside a regular time (preferably daily) and read your Bible. Then think about how it applies to your life. You do not need a Theology degree to begin hearing everything God wants to say to you.
Suggestion: For a week, spend 10 minutes a day less on social media, and 10 minutes a day more on Scripture. You will be shocked at the difference it will make in your understanding of God’s Word and His truth.
Jesus’ words (in red) are simple. “Study my Word…the truth shall make you free.” No one with a Bible is locked out of real truth.
Real disciples abide in God’s Word (Scripture). Knowing God’s Word gives you the truth. The truth makes you free.
Are you free yet?
Think: God’s Word makes me free. Do I seek His Word?
Pray: “Lord, help me to love Your truth and righteousness.”
Copyright © February 2017, Kirk Hunt
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