2000 years ago, Jesus was on trial before Pilate. While being questioned, Jesus said, “’You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’38 ‘What is truth?’ retorted Pilate. With this, he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, ‘I find no basis for a charge against him.’”
In this interaction, Jesus said part of His mission was to testify or make evidence for the truth. Pilate responds, “What is truth?” This wasn’t a question of sincerity, as if to say, “Show me truth! Where is it? I want to know it!” Pilate was instead challenging the notion of true truth much like many today reject true truth.
Read John 8:31-32: “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus identifies His Word as truth. What is His word? His spoken words as recorded in the Bible. And when Jesus refers to “my word” He is also referring to the Bible.
Should we believe His word is true because He says so, or should we believe it because it is, in fact true? The simple answer is both.
Seek truth, and I promise, you won’t be disappointed. The truth is what will set you free.
Reflect: Jesus said that God’s Word is truth. What is your honest reaction? Do you doubt that? If so, why? What would convince you otherwise?
Respond: Objective truth does exist. The question is will you seek it and embrace it. What is a truth you’ve rejected, but know you need to embrace? Take the step and do so today.
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