KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:32 KJV” And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
In our previous study, the Lord Jesus said His disciples are those who stay in the word. Today’s scripture concludes the previous one by saying; that those who continue in the word, get to know the truth, and it is in the knowledge of the truth that frees them. Hearing information may not help you enough until you know it.
Knowledge is a product of fellowship.
We may hear about certain individuals, yet we may only know them by fellowshipping with them.
Fellowship demands attention and commitment.
Lazy people cannot enjoy the freedom that the word brings. The word ‘study’ used in 2 Timothy 2:15 is a Greek word called ‘spoudazo’, and it means to be ‘diligent’. The man who studies, or is diligent in the word, approves of himself before God, because he is able to rightly divide the word of truth.
Please note that rightly dividing the word of truth is not limited to teaching and preaching alone, but also rightly acting appropriately in line with the truth.
This is godly wisdom, that liberates you from various entanglements of life. Now, the power of Satan is deception, which is symbolised by darkness.
You are in darkness about anything that you are ignorant about.
Truth is light and therefore dissipates all darkness with ease. Most of the men’s undoing is their ignorance.
The moment truth comes, it means light floods that darkness, which must quickly vanish without any contest.
There are a whole lot of struggles that many go through which would have ceased if they had known the truth.
In these days, there is so much information that most children of God are privy to, yet the level of impact of most Christians is still low. Why is this so?
It is not the volumes of truth that one fills himself with that saves him, but the one that he is ready to accept or believe in.
Hebrews 4:2 KJV” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. “
From the preceding verse, it is not just what you know that saves, but the truth you believe in.
In the light of what Jesus said, the truth you believe in, is the truth you know, and it is that truth, that makes you free.
Until you believe the truth, you do not know it.
Thank you, Lord, for your word. I continue in the word, and believe whatever it says. Your truth floods my soul, and I am made whole. There is no darkness in me, for I totally accept whatever the word says
THOUGHT: YOU DO NOT KNOW A TRUTH, UNTIL YOU BELIEVE IT
James 1:25 KJV” But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
Heb 4:2 KJV” For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”