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Ok!  I’m gonna play a little catch-up today.  It’s July!  We’re half-way through the year, and this half-way month is freedom month!  We start the month with our Fourth-of-July celebration, remembering and celebrating that we, as a country, declared that we are free from the rule and tyranny of others, and are answerable only to our own conscience and our God, who rules supreme!  It’s not my argument today whether or not we’ve stayed true, as a nation, to our vision of honoring our God above all, but to argue for my personal commitment to walk in the freedom God has put before me, free from the rule and tyranny of any other but my Lord and Savior! 
 
I take it seriously that Jesus said I can know the truth and the truth will set me free, (John 8:32) and that His Word is the sanctifying truth, (John 17:17) and that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, and when He comes He will guide me into all truth.  (John 16:13)
 
So, my conclusion to these pieces of the teachings of Jesus is that if I want to walk in freedom, I must submit myself to the Holy Spirit as He leads me into an understanding of the Word of God.  This means I must consistently expose my heart and soul to what’s been written in God’s Word and make application to my life. 
 
As I’ve pointed out on several occasions, the book of Proverbs is one of the most important pieces of God’s Word for gaining Godly wisdom.  This month – freedom month – I’m diving back into proverbs to pick up a few more freedom gems.  Come join me.  My heart is open to see what the Holy Spirit is going to say to me! 
 
Shalom,
DP