Freedom is a most precious possession. Every creature desires and enjoys its freedom. Place a worm or an insect in a jar and it will work to get free. Put a dog on a leash and restrain him in one place and he will howl and bark to be set free. We humans are no different. We do not want our liberties tampered with.
Only The Truth Shall Make You Free!!!
On one occasion, Jesus said to the Jews who believed in Him, "If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" John 8:31,32. The key to genuine freedom is found in the phrase; "continue in my word". Jesus says we come to know the truth by continuing in His teachings, and truth is that which will liberate us or make us free. The problem we are faced with has been expressed by the Pop Artist who chanted: "Put your hand in the hand of the man who stills the waters". The beat and the lyrics were good enough to push the tune into the top ten for a while. But most of us found the sentiment too naive by which to live. Instead, we keep on trying to put our hands and our hopes in the Gross National Product, the Dow-Jones averages, and Wall Street.