Recall that Jesus said, ‘The truth will set you free.” Truth is not true because we believe it but because it is reality. And knowledge of truth is a great freedom giver. I heard Dallas Willard tell of the person who believes there is gas in their tank (when there is none) as they begin a long drive. He goes on to say that truth is what the person will run into down the road a ways. On the other hand if that person knows the reality of their tank being full of gas, they will know the truth and they will be set free from guessing or just believing or even hoping.
In the same way Jesus tells us that we should know the truth, John 8:31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus on another occasion said that he was in fact ‘the truth’. Here he invites people to embrace what he says, telling them that to live in such a way will give them freedom to be alive in this world without worry or fear. There is a certainty to life in Christ. Not arrogance but a certainty to which he has invited us. That to live in him means we understand such things as love, forgiveness, going the extra mile, giving of our treasures and having no fear of what death might be able to do to us.
So fill your tank today and drive on. There’s a lot of life to experience.