With each cultural shift, the world system promises new liberties, but actually delivers bondage in creative new ways. There’s only one form of true personal liberty;
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘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
The Word of God is the only place to find answers to questions that tug at our souls. When Jesus spoke these words, He was debating Jewish leaders who knew the scriptures, but struggled to know the One who gave them. At the beginning of John’s gospel, he tells us that Jesus is the Word. He always was, He is now, and will always be. To know Him personally is to be free.
What thoughts, struggles or trickery of the world are you struggling with today? In Christ, there’s freedom through a deep down, settled conviction that He’s Sovereign King. Yes, there will still be personal “gnats” pestering us from time-to-time, but the question is, “Do you let them dominate?” If we’re not careful, we can subconsciously let them rule us and the only way forward to freedom is going back to the Word; the scripture and His personal counsel. It’s the “abiding” part; and where there’s abiding, there’s freedom…even from the personal gnats.