“and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.””
There was an Emancipation Proclamation when Abraham Lincoln set the slaves free in the South. They were set free, and we thank God for that. But did you know that many slaves continued on the plantations? Many continued to serve their old masters. Why? Two reasons: One, some of them didn’t get the news. Secondly, some of them couldn’t believe it; it seemed too good to be true.
Similarly, there are some people who have not yet gotten the news of the freedom in the Lord Jesus Christ and of the Kingdom authority He has given His people. And there are others who have heard this news, but it seems too good to be true. It is easy to say, “The truth will set you free,” but the truth doesn’t set you free if you don’t know the truth or you don’t believe it.
• Where might you have been serving your old sinful ways ( master) instead of living in freedom in Christ?
• How does God want you to tell others about the news of freedom in Christ?
Take time today to recount the ways Christ has set you free. Identify where you might be serving a master other than Christ. Write down what needs to change.