Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Truth Will Set You Free

By: Jenifer Metzger

A phrase we often hear, one common to believers and unbelievers, tells us, "The truth will set you free." We hear this phrase in relation to many topics. We want our kids to tell us the truth and assure them the truth will set them free. We want a friend, co-worker, or spouse to be honest and remind them the truth will set them free. 

Of course truth is important. Of course honesty matters. Dishonesty is like a tie around our hands and with every lie -whether intentional or not- it gets tighter and tighter. So, this phrase has merit. However, this phrase telling us freedom comes from truth, isn't just a popular quote. It is straight from the Word of God.

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You will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32

Many people take this verse as being honest after withholding truth will free us. And that is true. But let's take a look at another verse John gives us.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes
to the Father except through Me."
John 14:6

Jesus is telling us that He is The Truth. Combine these two verses and have a whole new understanding! Know Jesus and Jesus will set you free.

We find freedom from sin, death, addiction, pain, guilt, shame, brokenness, loneliness, and much more when we know Jesus. When we submit our lives to Him and wholeheartedly live for Him, we know the Truth and find a beautiful freedom.

So how can we know The Truth and find freedom? By diving into the Word of God. As we read the Bible, we learn the heart of God, we learn how He sees us, we learn His design for life, and what He wants for us. Every single page of the Bible is filled with truth. The more we read the Bible, the more we find truth. The more we find truth, the more we know The Truth (Jesus). The more we know The Truth (Jesus), the more we find freedom.

If you're looking for freedom, if you desire truth, spend time with The Truth through prayer and Bible reading.

1. Have you ever thought of these two verses in John going together?
2. When you desire freedom or truth, is the Bible your first go to or last resort?

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