31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
This passage goes on to say…
33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”
Isn’t that just like “us offspring”…who? me? Not me, Lord.
34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
In light of this Truth, we must take seriously the proposition that we are all enslaved to powers beyond our ability to master. mmhmm.
yes. I am. gluttony, unforgiveness, jealousy, pride, unbelief…just to name a few!
To be free…is to know TRUTH…to know JESUS…for He is TRUTH.
ABIDE…REMAIN…WAIT…DWELL…in Him…and we can be FREE from these sins that rob us of the JOY and CONTENTMENT God promises His children.
I MUST eat BREAD…on this I CAN be a GLUTTON:)
As we get ready to DIG into the VIRTUE of Contentment, let us agree to COMMIT to ABIDING.
LET THEM EAT BREAD!!
There we will find all the TREASURE God has stored up for us!!!
Use this weekend to work through the Doodle & Lettering Lessons for WK 1 & Document your Personal Prayer for the whole study. If you haven’t used the 3, 2, 1 Method of Study for the last 4 PRE-STUDY Posts…please work on those too!
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I look forward to DIGGING in DEEPER with all of you!