What is Truth?

Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
John 18:37–38

What is truth? Well, you don’t have to consume much media these days to realize that everyone is searching for their version of the truth. At the same time, social media indicates that everyone already knows the truth—and they’re not afraid to tell you.

Some people consider truth to be what you make it, or whatever works and is convenient at the moment.

A growing number of people consider truth to be that which science has proven over the years.

And in our current political climate, many people think that truth is oppressive and should be resisted and silenced.

But truth is not an abstract concept. It is not a philosophy. It is not something we can prove or disprove. And it is certainly not something that will be silenced. Truth is the very nature of God himself and is reflected in his perfect and unchanging Word.

And Jesus is this same truth in human form. In John 14:6, Jesus says to Thomas, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

When Jesus was on trial, Pilate failed to recognize the truth of Jesus. For us, failing to recognize this same truth is tragic. But it’s even more tragic when we do recognize it and choose to ignore it.

Jesus provides the only path to God and his promise for your eternal salvation. Today, put your trust in Jesus and let him guide you to the Father.


Today’s author: Mark Henderson—Founder of The Inspired Legacy
Mark is a creative professional with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of web design and advertising. He also serves as the chief content officer at The Inspired Legacy, an online ministry dedicated to shining a light on God’s gift of parenthood. The organization aims to inspire and equip fathers to boldly lead their families, love their kids unconditionally, and leave a legacy of grown children that carry on these same traditions. Mark resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his wife, Kimberly. Together, they have three children, two girls, and one boy.

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