Words from the Heart for Friday July 9th, 2021
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:31-32 (NLT)
How faithful are Canadians? A 2011 poll showed that three-quarters of Canadian singles say they have never cheated in a monogamous relationship, ranking only behind the French and coming in neck-and-neck with the Brits and Americans. The survey was conducted by social dating network, Zoosk on Monogamy and Cheating, the most prevalent cheaters are the Italians, with almost 40% saying they’ve cheated while in a relationship, followed by the Danes at 34%. Over 14,000 singles from nine countries weighed in on their past experiences and feelings.
Love drives us to keep promises. When we get married, we promise to keep our vows for the rest of our lives, even in the toughest times. When we truly love someone, that isn’t a chore, but a joy. If that is the case with human love, it is much more so in our relationship with Jesus Christ. If we truly love Him, then we will be driven to follow Him by living a life that honours Him in every way. Jesus speaks to this in John 8:31-32: “Jesus said to the people who believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” We love to quote the end of Jesus words here – we will know the truth and the truth will set us free. But we need to be aware of the context. Jesus is calling us to remain faithful to what He has taught. It is the proof that we are true followers of Jesus. As you look at your life, do your actions prove that you are truly a follower of Jesus?
These have been words from the heart.