Daily Reflections

Evening Reflection from John 8:31-47

Jesus himself is the truth that’s sets us free. He is the source of truth, the perfect standard of what is right. He frees us from continued slavery to sin, from deception, and from deception by Satan. He shows us clearly the way to eternal life with God. Thus; Jesus does not give us freedom to pursue harmful actions or dangerous beliefs but freedom, to have new and overflowing life as we follow him.

As we seek to serve God, Jesus’ perfect truth frees us to be all that he created us to be.

Sin has a way of enslaving us, controlling us, dominating us, and dictating our actions. Jesus can free you from this slavery that keeps you from becoming the person God created you to be. If sin is restraining, mastering or enslaving you, Jesus can break its power over your life.

In a number of places Jesus intentionally challenged his listeners to test him. He welcomed those who wanted to question his claims and character as long as they were willing to follow through on what they discovered. Jesus’ challenge to the Jewish leaders here clarifies two reasons why people often miss out on a life changing encounter with Jesus.

1) They never accept his challenge or test him,

2) they test him but are not willing to believe and respond to what they discover.

Have we made either of these mistakes?