To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
This statement by Jesus is very powerful in many ways, it can be broken down in 3 parts:
Are you truly a Christian? You can go to Church every Sunday but unless you actually know the Bible and are applying it to your life, your attendance means nothing. Jesus brought us these teachings for a reason, to save your life.
Jesus is the Word and the Word is truth- The Word became Flesh. We know Jesus is the Word and we know the Word is Truth. Jesus is sinless and is not capable of lying. Trust in Jesus he is the truth.
We are all slaves to sin without Jesus- We all fall short and are sinners. Only by the blood of Jesus are we set free from the chains of sin.
They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. John 8:33-34
Many of us will look at our life and say I’m Free, I’m not a slave to anything. But if you analyze your life you will realize your probably a slave to many things. Were slaves to money, slaves to drugs, slaves to sex, slaves to power. Until we become transformed and stop conforming to the world, we will always be slaves to sin.
Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:35-36
We are all Children of God, we are made in his image. He loved us enough to sacrifice his only Son. Thru Jesus we are set free, we are slaves no more to Satan.
You are doing the works of your own father.” “We are not illegitimate children,” they protested. “The only Father we have is God himself.” Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. John 8:40-41
If you are a Child of God, then why are you doing the works of Satan? This is what Jesus questioned the Jews when they kept trying to kill him. The same goes for ourselves, if your going to be a Christian, then follow Jesus
Once you know Jesus then you know the truth and you are truly free from the sins of this world in Jesus name Amen