Monday, June 06, 2016

The Truth shall set you free!

My attention was drawn to these words of Pilate, in speaking to Jesus:
"Don't you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?" (John 19:11; NIV)
This is the same man who had said a little earlier to Jesus, "What is truth?" (John 18:38; NIV).

It struck me because of Jesus' own words some time before, in speaking to the Jews:
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free... So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:32,36; NIV).
Jesus also said, "I am the way and the truth and the life." (John 14:6; NIV)

Pilate had no idea who he was talking to, or what he was talking about. Too many people speak too freely about freedom, ignoring--or worse, rejecting--the truth. May we find true freedom in Jesus.

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