The Truth Shall Make You Free

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

John 8:32

Ponder This

Have you ever been to a circus and seen an elephant chained to a stake in the ground? Why doesn’t he break free? Because, as a young elephant, he was tied to a tree. And try as he might, he couldn’t break free. Now the thought that he cannot break free is ingrained.

How true that is of you and me who have ingrained thought patterns in our lives. We say, “I am chained to this habit and I can’t break free.” Or we say, “I’m not good enough.” All kinds of lies keep us in bondage, but the real truth is what God says, not what we think.

Practice This

Are there any strongholds in your life that keep you chained to the past? Write down these verses and memorize them.

2 Corinthians 10:4
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”

Galatians 5:1
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”

Now break free from the lies of the past as you tell yourself the truth!