Which Truth Sets You Free?

How many times have you heard that the truth will set you free. I’ve even heard it said on secular TV programs! People quote it all the time and I wonder how many really know what it means. Do you know what it means? Let me explain what I believe Jesus meant when He said it in John 8:32. Let’s start with verse 31:

John 8:31-32 (KJV) 31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

If you’ll notice, Jesus says that if you continue in His Word, then you shall know the truth that sets you free. What does He mean by continuing in His Word? Continue means to persist in a thing, to endure. But I like to say it this way: it means to hang in there no matter what!

To continue in God’s Word means that you value and honor it. It’s not just something you read once and then go on your way. Or something you hear in a Sunday morning service. You don’t give up on His Word when your prayers seem to go unanswered. You’re in it for the long haul!

God’s Word is everlasting and for all times. It’s the Word that has gone forth from His mouth to provide everything you’ll ever need in this life and for all eternity. It’s the very necessity that will put you over in this life and give you the victory in every situation, if you’ll continue in it.

Truth is not just something that’s true. There are a lot of facts out there but only one TRUTH and that’s the Word of God. It’s the only TRUTH that never fails and is backed up by Almighty God Himself. Why would anyone want to put their trust in something that’s going to decay and fade away?

And it’s not just knowing the truth of God’s Word but actually walking in it. Yes, we need to believe His Word but in order for it to operate in our lives, we have to walk in it and make it part of everything we do. Then we will know His TRUTH and that TRUTH will indeed set us free!

Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) 11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

John 8:31-32 (KJV) 31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

— Pamela

Author: Pamela Moyle

Pamela is a teacher, author, and life-long student of the Word of God, teaching foundational truths to help others walk by faith and not by sight!

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