John 8:31, 32 - True Freedom is in A Relationship with Christ!

John 8:31, 32 (NLT) Jesus said to the people 
who believed in him, You are truly my 
disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And 
you will know the truth, and the truth will set 
you free. 


   Who is the truth? Its Jesus. And 
because Jesus is the truth, he will always tell you 
the truth. His Word is the truth. The Bible is 
his Word, and that means the Bible is truth. 
(You can read more about that in 2 Timothy 
   What you hear on television or read in 
books wont always help you - because its not 
always the truth. In fact, if you consistently 
listen to what voices around you are saying, 
youll find your life built on a foundation of 
lies, misconceptions, deceptions, and half-truths. 
And you will never change.  
   But what God tells you is always the 
truth. Gods Word shows you how to get back to 
the life you were created to live, and then it 
shows you how to stay on Gods path. This is why 
it is so important for you to have a daily 
quiet time in the Word of God. Nothing will change 
until you get the truth into your heart.  
   Choose today to face and respond to the 
truth. Then youll begin to see positive change 
in your life. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 
https://pastorrick.com/devotional/ re Ephesians 4:21] 


The Only Truth That Sets You Free
   A lot of things that are true won't set 
you free. You can learn how to program a 
computer, but that won't set you free. You could read 
all the latest self-help books, but that wont 
set you free either. 
   The only truth that sets you free is the 
truth of God's Word: "You will know the truth, and 
the truth will set you free" (John 8:32 NLT). A 
lot of people can quote this verse, but not 
everyone acknowledges that its talking about the 
Bible or is even from the Bible. 
   If knowing Gods Word is the only way 
to be free, then youve got to make reading 
and studying the Bible a priority in your life. 
Youve got to feed your mind on the truth of 
Gods Word.  
   The ancient Israelite King David 
understood how important Gods Word is. There was a 
time when he had so many enemies that he was 
actually a fugitive. He was running for his life and 
hiding in caves. But no matter what happened, he 
fed himself with Gods truth. 
   Psalm 119:95 is one of the psalms he 
wrote during this time, and it says, Though the 
wicked hide along the way to kill me, I will 
quietly keep my mind on your laws (NLT). 
   When you look around at things in the 
world, it's easy to get discouraged. If you scroll 
through your news feed, listen to talk radio, or 
watch the news, you're going to get down. You're 
going to feel hopeless. But when you fill your 
mind with the truth of Gods Word, then you 
will have more hope and a better perspective on 
your life - even when youre in a crisis and 
running from your enemies. 
   How I love your law! I think about it 
all day long (Psalm 119:97 GNT). It might be 
intimidating to try to think about God's Word all day 
long. Thats because it doesnt come naturally 
to anyone! You might struggle to think about 
Gods Word even one time in your day, but you can 
start somewhere. 
   Try starting your day with the Word of 
God. Spend 10 minutes reading the Bible in the 
morning, and then you can think about what you read 
throughout your day. And the Holy Spirit will help you 
recall what youve read when you when you need it 
in difficult times. [Daily Devotional by Rick 
Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/]  

You Dont Have to Live with Guilt Anymore
   You know what guilt feels like. Guilt 
robs you of happiness. It causes depression. It 
can make you physically sick. When David, a 
great king of Israel, had sinned, he felt the 
weight of guilt. He said to God, Restore unto me 
the joy of thy salvation (Psalm 51:12 KJV). 
   God has an answer to guilt: confession. 
The Bible says in 1 John 1:9, If we tell Him 
our sins, He is faithful and we can depend on 
Him to forgive us of our sins. He will make our 
lives clean from all sin (NLV). 
   You might have spent years working 
through a problem that really has a very simple 
solution: You just need a clear conscience. Jesus 
offers you that. He offers instantaneous 
   God tells us, I will forgive their 
sins and I will no longer remember their 
wrongs (Jeremiah 31:34 GNT). 
   Satan wants to keep you weighted down 
under the burden of guilt. He wants to keep you 
bound up so you cant live in Gods freedom. 
But thats not how God works. 
   Heres how God works: You ask for 
forgiveness. Then God forgives you. But then, he goes a 
step further and actually forgets what youve 
done wrong. 
   Its like God takes your sins and puts 
them in the deepest part of the ocean - and then 
he puts up a no fishing sign. God wont 
pull up your sins again, and he doesnt want 
you to, either. He wants you to be free. 
   Are you feeling the burden of guilt 
today? Remember that Jesus has come to set you 
free. When you confess your sins, he will forgive 
you and set you free from your guilt. 
   Then, you can live in the true freedom of 
knowing your past is forgiven and you are no longer 
bound by it. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren: 


John 8:31, 32 - True Freedom is in A 
Relationship with Christ! 


John 14:6 - The 6th I AM Statement of Jesus; 
The Way-maker! 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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