This chapter reviews the material covered in the book thus far. The two major points of the book, we are reminded, are:
- Believing lies places us in bondage
- The truth has the power to set us free.
Progression to bondage begins when we listen to the lies. This is followed by dwelling on them, which in turn leads to acting on the lies. In order to get from bondage to freedom, at least 3 steps are needed:
- Identify the area(s) of bondage or sinful behaviour
- Identify the lie(s) at the root of that bondage or behaviour
- Replace the lie(s) with the Truth
God’s Truth has the power to overcome every lie, to set us free (John 8:32) and to sanctify us (John 17:17). But we need to choose the pathway of Truth.
How do we know the Truth? The Truth is a person: the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:6). True freedom is found in a vital, growing relationship with Him. In addition to knowing the Truth, we must surrender to Him. We must be willing to change our thinking or lifestyle in any areas where they do not square with the Word of God. Living according to the Truth requires a conscious choice to embrace Truth and reject deception (psalm 119:29-30).
Once we know the Truth and are walking according to the Truth, then we can be God’s instruments to draw others to the Truth (James 5:19-20).