Daily Devotional for Friday November 03, 2017

Scripture:

John 8:32 (NASB) “… and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Observation:

He made the statement, and I knew immediately that it wasn’t true. While discussing a certain subject with a friend, he made an erroneous statement that seemed ridiculous as he said it. I could have just brushed it off, but something told me to question him further. Today's verse speaks that we will know the truth, and the truth will set us free. The choice of questioning my friend was the right thing to do. Yet, deep within me, I knew that I would be challenging him, and I wasn't quite sure how he would take it. I needed him to know that I knew what he said was a lie. I risked our friendship over asking him about his statement, but I would much rather live with the truth than pretend. So, I asked Before I could get my question out, he came clean. He apologized for the lie and asked for my forgiveness. The truth is that God already knows; he is truth. We may think we can get away with a small lie, but we will never truly be free until we come clean. We need to ask ourselves those hard questions about the things we think and do. We may find the freedom we've never really had before.  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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