Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 314

From Handbook to God’s Promises


John 8:32: True Freedom

Many of the Jewish people listening to Jesus’ declaration of freedom grow indignant at His message. As descendants of Abraham, they pride themselves in not being enslaved to anyone (John 8:33). But little do they realize that sin holds them captive in a vice grip of self-deception and arrogance.

The Son, who identifies Himself as the Truth (John 14:6), breaks the bondage of sin for everyone—Jews and Gentiles alike. He offers us freedom from captivity to our own lawless ways, and His truth sets us free from eternal damnation. Because “the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7), we are liberated to live in the freedom for which God created us.