THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
John 8:31-32 (KJV)
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
It seems that much of the time the latter half of this sentence is all that is quoted but really doesn't give the whole picture. There is an "if" connected to a "then".
Praise God for the freedom that we come to experience from knowing and acting in concert with the Truth. Remember Jesus is called "The Living Word" and the "Truth" so when we are continuing in the Word we are continuing "in Him", we living and moving and having our being in Him.
When you look at the definition of the word know you will find that it carries the idea of "participating with the truth that is known". It is more than mere knowledge it is the application of what is known. It is being a "doer" of the Word.
It is in the doing, the keeping, the continuing in the Truth that we are not only set free, but made free. We are transformed, a metamorphisms takes place as our minds are renewed and the Power of the Word is released in our lives.
Again we can say "If we do "then" ... He "can and does". He the Truth makes us free, and he whom the Son makes free is free indeed.
Say it: Thank You Lord for your Word. Thank You for the truth. Thank You for the Power and Life in your Word. Thank You for doing exceedingly abundantly above all I can ask or think according to the power of Your Word that is working in me. Thank You for the ability to do Your good pleasure and to cooperate with You fully. Thank You for freedom and victory in the Name of Jesus.