The Truth Will Set You Free

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Thursday, January 13, 2011 1 comments

Hear and Obey. Considering the recent shooting in Arizona and all of the lies and misreporting that immediately came after that tragedy, I would like to challenge all Christ-followers to raise the bar.

We need to always tell the truth. We cannot get entangled in telling lies or half-truths to further the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. This will only be a detriment to the cause of Christ. We must seek truth and then tell the truth no matter where it leads. Truth is truth. Jesus Christ is very clear in His teaching: “The truth will set you free.” We tend to forget to read that verse in context. It is true that the truth will set you free but only in light of the whole text: 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.”

We must be His disciples to really know the truth. We must read and study God’s Word. We must listen to and then obey the Holy Spirit’s leading. If you are not a sold-out follower of Jesus Christ in everything you do and are not striving to serve Him in all you do, then at certain times, as is clear from the text, you will not know the truth and will be deceived with lies from the evil one.

We need to heed Scripture. If we, as true Christ-followers, obey God’s Word and follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, we can influence this dying world. We can encourage those who think they are Christ-followers to wake up from their slumber and choose to truly follow Christ.

It’s time to actually live what we believe. When we do this, those who hear God’s voice and obey Him will be set free with the truth.

For further study, read John 8:31–47, Joshua 24:15, and James 3:3-12.

One final note: I would like to remind everyone that sometimes it’s best to simply refrain from saying anything (for instance, choosing not to comment on an internet thread, rather than joining in the debate). Self-control is a very good thing!

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." - Winston Churchill


Anonymous said...

Good article... Nothing to add. :-)