“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32, NKJV
Nothing changes lives like the Bible. People struggling with addiction find sobriety, the broken find healing, the hopeless find hope in the Word of God. God’s Word turns self-centered people into selfless servants, misers into givers, rebels into worshipers, and sinners into saints.
Laws can punish behaviors, but they cannot change human hearts. You can make laws to outlaw racism and bigotry, but no law can turn a bigot into a lover of people of other races. Only the truth of God’s Word will set a hater free from his hatred. Only the truth of God’s Word will set a doubter free from his doubts. Only the truth of God’s Word will set a man or woman free from the prison of their past.
Secular universities all around the world have the second half of today’s verse etched in stone on their buildings: “The truth shall make you free.” But those same universities ignore the first part of the verse: “If you abide in My word.” Your own opinions of others won’t set you free. Only the truth of God’s Word will.
The fundamental question you must answer is this: What will be your authority in life? Will it be God’s eternal Word or the world’s ever-changing philosophies? Will it be what God says is true or public opinion? You need to decide, and you need to do it soon. Your life – and your freedom – depend on it.