“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said,
‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
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.’”
Jesus speaks to those Jews who profess their belief in Him. He tells them if they follow His teachings, they are truly His disciples.
When we in the 21st Century allow Jesus’ teachings to guide our lives, we also are truly His children and are free.
The Master tells those listeners they learn the truth and that truth will set them free. In verse 36 He confirms this thought. I visualize Jesus standing before the crowd and making his point by emphasizing the important words. It would look something like this: “So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
We have times when we wonder if we have the right thoughts and attitudes. It helps us to look at things with God’s eyes rather than ours. Whenever there is an issue in our lives we have to look at it as the LORD sees it.
When we do this we gain spiritual freedom.