Then you will know the truth and will be set free
John 8:31-32 - Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:32 is one of the famous scriptures which is quoted in part ('you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free') and out of context by most. Get this in your system; one cannot know the truth just by reading or studying the scriptures. The only way to know the truth is to be a true Christian. Unless we become disciples of Jesus Christ by living our lives like Him, we will not know the truth and be set free (overcome our sinful nature). People like to read and understand the Word, but the Bible tells us that understanding will only come when we put the Word into practice.
It is like a teacher who makes the student write it down so that the student remembers. Some may write once and remember, but some may need to write many a times to remember. Similarly it is with the Word of God, we may come to its true understanding the first time we apply it, or after many times of applying it. This understanding will then set us free.
In short only a true practicing Christian will know the truth and will overcome the sinful nature.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, I want to know the truth. Help me apply your Word in my life so that I may know the truth which will open my eyes and make me walk in light. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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