Daily Devotion Tuesday, 22 August 2017
The truth sets us free
The apostles, Peter and Paul, each addressed the subject of 'freedom', teaching us that we need to be delivered from our slavery to corruption before we can be made free. The apostle Peter wrote that, whatever a person succumbs to, to that they are enslaved. We have to be free from something, so that we are free for something else. The apostle Paul wrote, 'It is for freedom that Christ has set us free'. He further taught that we are made free from slavery to sin and corruption, which leads to death, so that we are free for obedience leading to righteousness.
Christ has delivered us from the slavery to corruption. He has set us free, so that we may know the freedom found in knowing Him who is true, for only God is true. Freedom can never be found apart from knowing Him. The apostle John wrote that the Son of God came to give us an understanding that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. Jesus said, 'If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.'
God's word of truth sets us free to be the sons of God He planned for us to be. In fact, this is our only freedom! Our freedom as sons of God is only found as we remain true to His word for our lives, and as we remain 'obedient' to His word. This is what is called our 'sanctification'. The will of God for our lives is our sanctification.
|Gal 5:1 Rom 6:16 Joh 8:31-32 1Th 4:3 Mat 6:24|
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