John 8:31-32. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Verse 30 tells us that many believed on Him. They were in the beginning of their belief, which is a process of growth and does not blossom instantly into full maturity. In fact, it is during the very early stages of belief that some are drawn away by different interpretations that lead them away from true biblical belief. The remedy, the practice that will keep new believers on the right path, is to continue in His Word.
If we continue to read and study God’s Word, we will grow and mature in the faith. We will know the truth; and we shall be set free by the truth.
Set free from what? Galatians 5:1. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”
What we are freed from when we know and follow the truth is the chains and bondage of sin and death. We are freed here during this life, because Jesus gives us the power to overcome the bondage of destructive behaviors like addiction, abuse, anger, hatred. These things can wrap us up in chains that only the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ can break.
Following His Word makes us free from eternal death in hell, eternal separation from God. Free to look forward to eternity in heaven with Him.
The truth sets us free. Praise the Lord!