Saturday, November 11, 2006

Thinx 49: Made Free

'Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly disciples of mine; and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."'
-- John 8:31-32
This feeds into the whole repentance/belief thing because abiding in the word is a constant purposive activity, a deliberate choice to orientate oneself around, by and through the word of Christ. Such is the mark of the true disciple. And knowing the truth experientially frees. As McDonald says in his 'Memo to the Disorganised #12':
If my private world is in order, it will be because I absorb the words of Christ into my attitudes and actions.

[Memories of Pakistan -- 13 January 2006]

© Copyright Bruce M. Axtens, 2006

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