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Daily Devotional • John 8:32 (NKJV)

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  - John 8:32 (NKJV)

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

- John 8:32 (NKJV)

It is God’s desire that you live in freedom!

The truth Jesus gives us through scripture is life-giving truth.

When Jesus spoke these words, He was talking to people who were not yet free from the religious traditions and man-made laws glorified by the pharisees.

In order for us to truly walk out the freedom God as for us, we must embrace the truth we are given in scripture and allow the Holy Spirit to transform us!

Interestingly enough, the Greek word for “truth” is “reality”.

We must fully embrace the reality of Christ in order to receive the freedom Jesus died for us to have!

Your freedom has already been bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus!

Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:34-36 (NKJV)

Later in the chapter, we see Jesus affirm even more the life-giving truth found in the word. Even though we were once slaves to sin, we are no longer because of Jesus.

You are no longer a slave to sin, but a slave of righteousness!

When you accepted Jesus as your savior, you were washed clean by His blood.

You are now the righteousness of God through Christ and have been robed with His righteousness! (Isaiah 61:10)

Today, walk in confidence of the freedom you have in Christ. You can rest easy in assurance of your salvation that was secured at the cross. Your past sins have no power over you, and it’s God’s desire that you walk free from all bondage that comes from sin, sickness, disease, and mental illness in exchange for His joy, peace, strength and wholeness!

Whenever the enemy tries to accuse and condemn you, give those feelings to the Lord.

He is faithful to forgive and longs to remove the yoke of sin’s burden from your neck!

You are free!

“Heavenly Father, thank you for the life-giving freedom that comes from the truth of your word! Help me to embrace the reality of Christ so I can further embrace your freedom and walk in wholeness! Amen.”

With Love,
Sarah Sherstad

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