If someone says to you, “It’s time for us to take a stand!” What are they trying to get you to do? Aren’t they trying to get you to adopt a firm position on some issue?
When you think about it, the expression “take a stand” is an interesting one isn’t it? If you’re going to take a stand, you’re making a clear statement of belief. And if you’re willing to make that clear statement of belief, I’d have to imagine you’d want to make sure you’re standing on solid ground.
In John chapter 8, Jesus says, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
Generally we think of freedom as a good thing. And rightfully so. But when we hear the words "will set you free..." some red flags probably fly up in all directions. It kinda begs the question, "From what am I being 'set free?'"
Jesus goes on. "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
If you're going to take a stand on something, stand on solid ground. And no ground is more solid than the freedom Jesus offers!
Hope you are able to join us on Sunday as we dig into this portion of John chapter 8!