It has been said that knowledge is power. True, knowledge can be beneficial. For example, my knowledge of auto mechanics has saved me thousands of dollars over the years by giving me the ability to work on my own vehicles.
Real power and authority come from truth. Knowledge is the accumulation of information. The trick is to know what is true in any given body of information. Jesus gives us both the source and importance of truth in this statement, “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ““If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” (John 8:31–32, ESV)
The teaching of Jesus here is clear. His Word is truth. Truth that is revealed in His Word has the power to set us free to become all He has created us to be.
We create a host of our own problems when we reject the truth as revealed in God’s Word.