Truth That Sets Us Free

by Barb Schumacher
A December 2017 leaflet from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association showed a sign in Oslo, Norway that read “Truth Is Flexible”. The article pointed out that Norway is a “beautiful, friendly and prosperous country”, but has drifted dramatically from its long and rich Christian heritage.
So, is truth actually “flexible”? Can we truly define truth for ourselves? Can my truth be different from your truth? And finally, is there such a thing as absolute truth? Dr. James Dobson of “Focus on the Family” has said, “If we don’t believe in absolute truth, then nothing is absolutely true!”
In the Bible we read that grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1: 17b) and in John 17:17, “Your Word is truth.” John 1:14 states “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us……full of grace and truth.” Then, in John 14:6, Jesus declares, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Jesus = Truth!
John 8:31 and 36 further state that “…you will know the truth and the truth will set you free…so if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” The truth—Jesus Christ—has set us free from the law of sin and death. His sacrifice on the cross has made the way for us to be “free indeed”. Dr. Tony Evans calls that “sho’nuff free”! Which translated means—yes, definitely, really and truly FREE!
As we journey through life, we can know the truth that sets us free. His name is Jesus! May we be prepared to share this absolute truth by word and action with a world searching for truth and freedom. And may the Lord bless you as you search and the study the Word (the Truth) every day.
Father, we thank you that you sent the Word—Jesus—to earth to show us the way. We are grateful for the truth that sets our spirits free. Continue to help us and strengthen us in the truth as we journey through life. And may we be prepared to share the truth with those you send our way. In Jesus name, Amen.

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