“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” – John 8:32
LIGHT FOR NOW: The knowledge of God’s word guarantees your freedom.
The ultimate knowledge must have a long lasting and eternal value in your life. It must be knowledge that would give you eternal freedom and liberty. There is a knowledge that keeps you bound and there is one that frees you from every form of bondage. This is why our text for today says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). The knowledge that frees you from all forms of bondage is the knowledge of Christ. The knowledge of Christ is the knowledge of your riches in God, which comes through the gospel of your salvation, which was written in the holy scriptures, manifested in the gospels and explained in the Epistles. Therefore, as believers in Christ, the Bible is our eternal manual for the ultimate knowledge; the knowledge of the son of God. It is therefore our responsibility to find him and not things. Jesus said in John 5:39-40, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life”. What this means is that the Bible is the book of the testimony of Jesus and you cannot find life outside of Him. We study the scriptures to find him, because when we find him, we have come to life.
The knowledge of Christ makes us to stand firm in the faith of Christ before God, not feeling dejected, inferior or condemned. This is because the Word of God is the word of life, and its assignment is to build you up and give your inheritance in Christ (Acts 20:32). Our assignment as ministers of God’s word is to feed the people with the right knowledge of the truth that sets free and gives life, light and hope. We are to bring men to the knowledge of Christ and what Christ has made available to us. This knowledge is embedded in the gospel of his death, burial and resurrection. It is called the ministry of reconciliation. This is why Apostle Paul says, “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath committed unto us the ministry of reconciliation” (2Corinthians 5:18-19).
INSTRUCTION: Seek the true knowledge of Christ.
Prayer: I receive by faith, the knowledge of the truth of God’s word that I may enjoy the fullness of life in God, in Jesus Name! Amen!!
QUOTE: The cure for ignorance is the knowledge of the truth of God’s word.