So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”John 8:31-32
This morning I turn the reins over to French reformer, John Calvin. These are words directly from his commentary.
The truth shall make you free. “He (Jesus) commends the knowledge of the Gospel from the fruit which we derive from it, or — which is the same thing — from its effect, namely, that it restores us to freedom This is an invaluable blessing. Hence it follows, that nothing is more excellent or desirable than the knowledge of the Gospel. All men feel and acknowledge that slavery is a very wretched state; and since the Gospel delivers us from it, it follows that we derive from the Gospel the treasure of a blessed life.”
Gospel = the good news of God’s mercy toward us.
Slavery = trapped in our own sin.
Restore freedom = Truth/knowledge of the Gospel sets us free.
My two sense:
“42” is awesome. Stick with him!