Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31-32)
Today’s Morsel: Solomon admonishes us that righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is the reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34). “Justice, reigning in a nation, puts an honor upon it. A righteous administration of the government, impartial equity between man and man, public countenance given to religion, the general practice and profession of virtue, the protecting and preserving of virtuous men, charity and compassion to strangers (alms are sometimes called righteousness), these exalt a nation; they uphold the throne, elevate the people's minds, and qualify a nation for the favor of God, which will make them high, as a holy nation” (Pulpit Commentary). I therefore conclude that the absence of truth takes away righteousness. You cannot have morals without truth. Where there is no truth, there are no ethics. There are no standards for living. And there are no principles of life. Jesus said that you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Once we know Jesus, or are known of Him, as He is the Truth, it should cause us to do what is right at all times and at all cost. Being bound is no life for a Christian. Especially, since Jesus has made a way of liberty for us.
Sing: Glory! Glory! Hallelujah. Glory! Glory! Hallelujah. Glory! Glory! Hallelujah. His truth is marching on.
Thought For Today: Being bound is no life for a Christian. Especially, since Jesus has made a way of liberty for us.