“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
What is truth and where can we find it? Truth is not found in man-made philosophy or ideology, but in a person—the person of Jesus Christ. And for those of us searching for truth in an ‘everything goes,’ politically correct society, we need the truth now more than ever. But where do we start looking?
God gives us two promises when it comes to finding truth:
- Jesus is TRUTH: The truth of God is revealed in Jesus, through the Bible. The more we read God’s Word, trust it and apply it to our everyday lives, the more we begin to discover the truth that is Christ Jesus.
- Truth brings FREEDOM: Freedom from what? Freedom from being a slave to sin, shame, and guilt caused by our mistakes. It’s a freedom from being enslaved to our selfish desires. It’s a freedom that allows us to live in truth, believe the truth, and demonstrate the truth to others.
But how do we demonstrate the truth that we’ve discovered in Jesus when so many cultural norms seem to contradict God’s Word? By focusing on Jesus. See how searching for truth and living in truth comes full circle? It’s all about looking to Jesus and letting the Holy Spirit free us from areas of sin, bondage, and ideologies of this world.
In other words: The Spirit guides us, directs us (through God’s Word) and empowers us to become more like Jesus. And when that happens, we will experience incredible freedom from our pasts, our sins, and even the ideologies and pressures of society today. That’s the Truth!