31 “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Truth [trooth] noun
1. the true or actual state of a matter
2. conformity with fact or reality; verity
3. a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like
4. the state or character of being true
5. actuality or actual existence.
The definition from Dictionary.com gives us a decent yet incomplete definition of the word truth. To learn the complete truth about truth we must turn to the source of all truth, Jesus. He is the way, the truth and the life. Our verse above tells us that we find the truth in the Word of God. God is the Father and creator of all truth. If science, philosophy, religions, or false religions contain a grain of truth, it is God’s truth.
As Americans we are blessed with great freedoms. The Bill of Rights and the Constitution list the many liberties of United States citizens. While in all outward appearances we look free; our souls may be in great bondage to sin. Our physical freedom was wrought by muskets and cannons, in contrast our spiritual freedom was won by the cross. Knowing the truth of our spiritual condition-we are lost, and the truth of salvation-only by the cross of Christ, we are set free from the bondage of sin and death.
Have you accepted the truth of your condition and the freedom made possible by the cross of Christ? If the answer is no, please click on the link below to learn how to accept Christ as your Savior.
The Way to God
Jesus … know Him, know truth.
- Ask God to show you areas of your life in which you are not living in His truth.
- God’s Word is truth. How can you get more truth in your life?
- Listen to your words today. Are you speaking God’s truth into your experiences?
Please take a moment to remember those who have gone before us.
God Bless America.
“truth.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 28 Jun. 2015. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/firm>.
Jane VanOsdol says
Thanks for the reminder to seek the truth of God in our lives. He is our foundation in a world of false and mixed messages.