What is Truth?
September 23, 2022, 10:23 AM

“What is truth?” That question was asked of Jesus by Pilate in the course of Pilate’s interrogation of Jesus during His mock trial. It’s a pretty good question and one that we all do well to answer correctly. We live in a day where truth is relative. You have your truth and I have mine. Your truth may work for you but that doesn’t mean that it has to work for me. Is that the best we can hope for where truth is concerned? Not if we are seeking the truth according to God’s revelation of it.

The fact of the matter is Jesus had previously answered Pilate’s question. He puts it this way: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, except by me” (John 14:6). Jesus is the embodiment of truth. The problem lies in the fact that for many, the truth revealed by Jesus is an inconvenient truth. The truth that Jesus brings is a narrow truth, a restrictive truth. It is the truth that He is the only means by which sinful people can be made holy and can receive eternal life.

We struggle against this truth because we desire to come to God on our own terms. But we cannot. If Jesus is truth (and He is) then He must also be the way and life. Truth is found in Christ. And that truth will set us free!