What is truth?
Yeshua seemed not to answer. What could He answer? He was the Truth incarnate standing before Pilate. His very presence was the answer to Pilate’s question. However, Pilate was looking for something rational or philosophical. Yeshua’s truth was personal and moral.
Truth comes from three sources:
- Yeshua (John 14:6).
- The Spirit of God (John 14:17)
- The Word of God (John 17:17)
Truth has a moral quality. A true person is someone you can trust. Truth is not just affirmed mentally; it must be obeyed (Romans 2:8, Galatians 3:1, 5:7). Real truth is spiritual and has an ability to change our lives in a dramatic way.
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
There is a flood of lies in the world today (Revelation 12:15). Truth seems to be irrelevant to most discussions (Isaiah 59:14-15). Perverted sexual relations are called “natural alternatives.” Lies of Islamic Jihad are considered legitimate. Israel is accused of war crimes while the terrorists are hailed as freedom fighters. Every kind of weird cult and philosophy is considered reasonable, while Christians are portrayed as fanatic fundamentalists. Darkness is called light; and light darkness (Isaiah 5:20).
But the truth remains the truth and nothing can change it (II Corinthians 13:8). We are to be a people who “love the truth” whether or not it is socially acceptable (II Timothy 2:10). We are called to be a “pillar and stronghold” of the truth despite the darkness in the world (I Timothy 3:15).