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How Does the Truth Set Us Free?
Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin." Thus, our bondage is to sin.
2. So, how does the truth set us free? Well, Jesus says, "
3. How is it, then, that the truth sets us free? Truth is not a person and does not act on our behalf, does it? Well, Jesus says, "
As we consider the context to clarify Jesus' teaching, we can see that when Jesus said "the truth will set you free," He meant that He will set us free. He is the truth. He is the Son who remains forever. Whatever the University of Virginia meant when it put these words on Jesus on Cabell Hall, Jesus Himself was not making a blanket endorsement of education or "free academic inquiry." He was, as always, pointing people to Himself. In all that we do, may we always seek our freedom in Jesus and seek to point others to freedom found only in Him!
Prayer Based on Psalm 26:
Vindicate me, O Lord,
for I have walked by faith in my integrity, Jesus Christ,
and I have trusted in my righteousness, the Lord, without wavering.
Prove me, O Lord, and try me;
test my heart and my mind.
For Your steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I walk in Your faithfulness.
I do not sit with men of falsehood,
nor do I consort with hypocrites.
I hate the assembly of evildoers,
and I will not sit with the wicked.
O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house
and the place where Your glory dwells.
Do not sweep my soul away with sinners,
nor my life with bloodthirsty men,
in whose hands are evil devices,
and whose right hands are full of bribes.
But as for me, I shall, by Your grace, walk in Christ, my integrity;
redeem me, and be gracious to me.
My foot stands on level ground;
in the great assembly I will bless the Lord.