Truth and Freedom

For Superman, life is a “never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” But for ordinary guys like us, truth is one battle we don’t have to fight. Truth has already been fought for . . . and won.

Like the truth that “there is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10). The truth that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The truth that “at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). At the end of the day—in each of our lives—that’s the truth.

We live in a world where truth can mean a lot of things. But the truth of Jesus’ death on the cross to forgive your sins, the truth of his resurrection from the grave to give you eternal life, is the only truth that can set you free from “never-ending battle.”

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

So if you haven’t already, wouldn’t today’s celebration of America’s freedom be an ideal day to celebrate your own freedom as well—freedom from sin and guilt, freedom from dread and worry, freedom from hoping against hope that God will let you into heaven—freedom to know  that nothing in life can shake your confidence about the future?

That may not be the American way. But it’s God’s way. It’s the real man’s way. It’s the only way.

Pray this prayer: God, I’m a sinful man, and I know it. That’s the truth. But you have shown me that my sin can be wiped away by what you’ve already done for me. I choose to believe the truth—about myself and about you. Come be my Savior and Lord. I want to be free. 

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