“Make them holy by Your truth; teach them Your word, which is truth.”
Jesus often talked about the importance of knowing the truth. Yet what is the truth? Well, in John 8 verses 31 to 59, Jesus has an encounter with some over zealous Pharisees and Jews in the temple. During His encounter Jesus explained the ‘truth’ about our spiritual status before being adopted into His family. He said that the truth is that ‘everyone who sins is a slave of sin’, yet once we become a member of God’s family our status changes from being a slave, to a son and daughter of God. The power of this truth sets you free, and ‘if the Son sets your free, you are truly free’. We become Jesus’ disciples and His children if ‘we remain faithful’ to His teachings. His teachings are the truth about what God says about US and what God says about HIMSELF. His teachings remind us of our status as sons and daughters, liberated from the chains of the slavery of sin. Again Jesus said, ‘you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’.
Friends, let us today be set free by the truth of God’s word! We are loved, we are forgiven, we are accepted, we are not worthless but have worth, we are His, and we are chosen! God chose us to pour out His love. He knows us by name, and loves us despite our sin and shame. That is His truth! May that truth set you free.