Thought For Today
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
John 8:35 And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Are we the modern day church disciples of Jesus Christ? Does the words he spoke to his disciples when he walked the earth apply to us? Can we claim the same rights as the disciples of old?
God is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Great I AM, never changing! He is the same God today as he was 2000 years ago! He hasn't changed, nor has his commandments, promises, and sayings changed!
When Jesus said in John 8:31 "if ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;" he was not only talking to the Jews which believed on him in those days, but he was talking to anyone who believed on him from then on! Which includes those of us who confess Jesus is Lord, and believe that God raised him from the dead after three days in the tomb. YES, we are disciples of Jesus, and therefore are required to go forth and spread his word!
In John 8:32 Jesus tells us that " And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." When we know Jesus, and have him living in our hearts, then, YES we know the truth! I can say with all honesty, and truth that when I invited Jesus into my life, and into my heart there was a complete change came over me. I looked at the world through different eyes, I began to see people in a different way. I now see situations, and circumstances completely different than I ever did before. I suppose you could say I have been set FREE! " And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. "
In John 8:33 the people Jesus spoke to didn't understand what he was saying. So in John 8:34 Jesus says: "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." He was telling them and us, that if we commit sin (Intentionally, such as unbelievers) then we are the servant of sin! To be a servant of sin, bound by habits, and addictions, chasing after ungodly pleasures, is to be not only a servant of sin, but a servant of satan! We cannot have two God's, either we become the children of the God of creation, or we serve the lord of darkness!
John 8:35 "And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever." If we are a servant of the lord of darkness, we can in no way abide in the house forever, but our final destination for ever will be the devils hell. But, if we confess Jesus, and become children of the Great I AM, the King of kings, the Lord of lords then our eternal destination through out the endless ages will be in the house of Jehovah God.
John 8:36 "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." The Son of God came to this earth and died so that each and every person living now, or ever has lived, could have a way to escape the devils hell. And to escape this eternal damnation he required so little of us! All we have to do is confess Jesus is lord, Jesus the Son of God,
John 8:36 "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." Romans 10:8 through 10:13 gives the basic instructions for eternal salvation! I think every christian needs to read these six scriptures at least once a week as a reminder of how easy God made it for us to reserve our spot in his eternal love. Every christian should know where these scriptures are located, you don't need to memorize them, but at least know where they are, because as a christian you will be faced at some time with helping someone pray and confess Jesus is Lord, know where these scriptures are, and when you pray with someone, and you know that God has used you to save another soul from the devils hell, you will realize the awesome love, and compassion that God has for each and every person on earth!! BE FREE!!