Today’s Bible readings are 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24, John 8:31-59, Psalm 112:1-10, & Proverbs 15:12-14
31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
We know how important truth is. According to Jesus, truth is what makes a person free. Where does truth come from? Where do we find truth? That is the question to ask.
Jesus is the truth. He declares to us:
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
So Jesus is the truth, but He tells us that we only know the truth if we continue in His Word.
Truth comes into our lives as we walk in obedience to the Word. Remember, Jesus is the Word & the Word is Jesus. To remain in the Truth is to remain in the Word.
We find truth as we walk in the Word. Those things that we once didn’t understand start to make sense to us. Things that use to cause us to stumble now become clear to us. Problems that use to overtake us now seem to be less controlling as we see them for what they really are. This is what truth does.
There is a reason that the enemy works hard & swiftly to deceive people into not obeying the Word. He knows that is where people find the truth they need in order to be free. For instance, walking in obedience to the Word of tithing will set a person free from lack. Again, walking in obedience to the Word of forgiveness will keep a person free from offense. Likewise, walking in obedience to the Word of faith will keep a person strong & free from many of the chains that the enemy tries to put on people. These things come from walking in & staying in the truth.
What areas of the teachings of Christ & you failing to walk in obedience to? What areas do you need to improve in? Also, what areas of your life are you experiencing bondage in? Are there things that are weighing you down? It could be that you are not walking in the Word in certain areas that are leading to struggle in others.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the answer to those questions to you. My hunch is that He already has. It is up to you to act on what He has shown you. I leave you with a phrase that has changed my life: