Have you found yourself recently wondering what is true and what is false?
I know I have.
There is so much information constantly being thrown at us from all directions. A lot of this information is conflicting, and it is confusing.
We hear the words “fake news” and see “false information” alerts on articles and posts now more than ever.
I have found myself asking, “What is truth?”
This is not a new question.
Thousands of years ago, this question was asked by the Roman official, Pontius Pilate.
Jesus was arrested and handed over to Pilate. Pilate questioned him, and said to Jesus, “You are a king, then!” to which Jesus replied, “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.”
Pilate responded, “what is truth?” (John 18:37–38, ESV).
What has always stricken me about this passage is that Pilate asked this question while staring into the eyes of the very embodiment of truth.
Jesus is truth.
He said to His disciples, “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV).
John’s Gospel describes him this way: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14, ESV).
In a world of confusion and unknown, when we are always wondering what we should believe, let us not cling to truth as a concept, but as a person: Jesus.
We know that it is only in Him that we are truly free.
Run to Him today.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32, ESV)