Mar 10, 2017

Truth will set you Free

John 8:31-32 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

It's so important for the disciple of Christ to abide in (remain continuously in obedience to) the word of God. The real evidence of a new relation with Jesus is the thirst that a person has for the bible and the eternal truths in it. The bible is THE truth and it sheds light on every topic it touches.

Truth about Man's state & Sin

All of us bear the root of sin inside of us. The word of God says: Rom 3:23 - All have sinned and fallen short of God's glory. We are like sheep which has gone astray and every man has turned to his own way. If you shine the light of God's word into our heart, you will be amazed to discover much evil within. This evil often manifests itself as sin of thoughts, words & actions in our life. Isa 64:4 says: We are all as an unclean thing and in God's eyes, our so-called righteous works are as filthy rags and totally unacceptable. Recognizing that we have sinned is a first stage to salvation

Truth about God's anger

God looks at our sin and calls it evil (because He is a Holy God). Because he is a just God, He wants to punish sin. Rom 6:23 says: The wages of sin is death. The wrath of God abides in the sinner.

Truth about God's love

Despite His anger at Sin, He is filled with love for mankind (which He has made as His creation). And He knows man's utter inability to save himself from his sin. So God send himself (i.e. His only Son) to come into the world to bear our sin (John 3:16), to die for us and to save us from our sin (Mat 1:21) if we believe in Him & His perfect sacrifice on the cross (John 1:12). He is not just interested in giving us a position in heaven; He wants to save us completely (to the uttermost) Heb 7:25. Rom 6:23 says the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our lord. Dear friends, this is where we are set free.

Truth about Eternity

We spend much of our lives worrying about our present lives without being mindful of eternity. Use your time wisely to store up riches & life for all of eternity. Accept Jesus as your savior so that you may receive Eternal life. Live the narrow way so that you may live & reign with Jesus forever. (Dan 7:18) This is God's calling for our lives.

Know the truth through the Word of God and be set free from your bondages in your life. When you respect the Word of God, you shall not be ashamed (Psa 119:6). When you hide the Word in your heart, you shall not sin (Psa 119:11). It shall become your joy & it shall counsel you in your life (Psa 119:24). It shall make you alive & fill you with Hope (Psa 119:25,49). It is better than much gold & silver (Psa 119:72) They make me wiser than all around me (Psa 119:98-100). It shows the the way ahead of me and my spiritual direction (Psa 119:105)

Dear friends, let's pray that the Lord will order our steps in His word - that Sin will not have dominion over us , and for His favor to be on us. God bless you.