[e-Devotionals] 1997-09-19 - Believer or Disciple?

John 8:31 - Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (KJV)

Notice the order of these two verses. Notice the process. You believe, continue in His word, become a disciple, know the truth, and then you are set free. So often we try to reverse the order. We say, "Lord, set me free from this bondage or that bondage, free me from alcohol, drugs, materialism, etc. Set me free Lord, then I will be a disciple, then I will continue in your word, and then I will believe." See how backwards we do it sometimes?

Or perhaps you are a believer, but you only believe. The difference between a believer and a disciple is simple; a disciple abides in His word. We must do our part. We must continue and abide in HIS word, in order to become disciples. Ready to take the next step to freedom? Prepared to get off the fence of just believing, and truly become free? You can start today.

Dear Father, Guide us and direct us. Lord, we love you and we believe in you. Help us become disciples of Jesus Christ. Increase in us our appetite for your Word. Father, forgive us for doing the process backwards, and lead us in the right direction, so that we shall really know the Perfect Truth. That Truth alone will set us free. In Christ's perfect name we pray, Amen.

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