“What is Truth?” #829

37  Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38  Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.” (John 18:37–38, NKJV)

The Truth was standing before him, and still Pilate questioned whether truth even existed! So it still is. Jesus is the embodiment of truth, His voice always spoke truth, and His life always lived truth. There was no fault in Him at all. Although we live in a world that says truth is relative, fluctuating and subjective, that is not at all what Jesus said. Truth is real. Truth is definable. Truth can be known, and truth can be lived (Jno. 8:31-32). The problem does not lie with the truth, but with hearts that will not bend, be shaped and molded by the truth. Like Pilate, the decision is ours. We can defy the truth, or, we can listen to the voice of Jesus. The former brings death, the latter gives life (Jno. 1:17; 14:6).