TWO CRUCIAL PRINCIPLES

As the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 (NKJV)

The truth does not liberate us automatically. All of us can testify to knowing the truth but failing to experience its power.

When Jesus said the TRUTH would set His hearers free, He preceded that declaration with: “IF you abide in MY WORD, THEN you are truly disciples of Mine” (John 8:31 NASB). Two crucial principles are involved in the emancipation of your spiritual being.

(1) You must abide in the Word of God. To abide means “to continue in.” Bondage to sin and deception did not come overnight, and neither will your sense of liberty. You have to allow the Spirit of God to pour His truth into your inner person over time. He will free you with His truth, but you must be exposed to it repeatedly.

(2) You must be a learner. That is the meaning of the Greek word for disciple. Since God’s ways are higher than yours (Isaiah 55:9), you have to humble yourself, admitting that you lack the wisdom or strength to save yourself.

Truth is learned in all fields of endeavor, and it is no different in the spiritual realm. The truth will set you free as you look to God and in His Word with an eager, open heart, wanting all He will provide.

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