Think you know what this means? Not so fast, my friends. As I was thinking about this particular subject, I started asking different individuals what this meant and I found most people don’t know the meaning. Most think it is about lying or not. Most of us have probably told some “Little white lies” somewhere or sometime in our life and we have heard, “Just tell the truth and that will set you free”. Soooo, what if you confess to a crime, do the police set you free? If you’ve done something wrong at home and your parents tell you to tell the truth, you do, and there are times you got in trouble and maybe even got grounded or some other consequence happened. Did that set you free? You probably felt better by coming clean with the truth, but you didn’t get set free. What if you did something really wrong at work and has to fess up the truth? There was a consequence, maybe even dismissed from your job. Did that set you free? Don’t get me wrong, it is always better to tell the truth. One nice thing about telling the truth is that you don’t have to try to remember what you said. Tell a lie, and pretty soon you are telling another one to cover for the first one and then another one and another one, and you get caught up with because you can’t remember what the lies were all about.
Now back to what “The Truth Will Set You Free” really means and where it came from.
John 14:1-7 says, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Fathers house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know. Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way? Jesus said to him, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through Me”.
Jesus, is the TRUTH and he will set you free. He was born on this earth, He lived on this earth, He died on this earth, He was buried on this earth and he was resurrected from this earth. He died for our sins so we might have salvation simply by obeying what God says to do. His shed blood set us free. The TRUTH (Jesus) will set you free.
Live a righteous life.
That’s what God commands and if we want to be saved at Judgement Day, that’s what we will do!!
Have a good week all. SMILE God loves YOU!!