What is Truth?

Man has been in a search of Truth since time began. Some look to science, others to the stars, while others are encouraged to look within themselves for Truth. Some have even given themselves over to a life of solitude in an attempt to find Truth. It was Pilate who asked Jesus in John 18:38, “What is Truth?” Little did Pilate know Truth was standing before him and is closer than anyone realizes in their quest for Truth.

In the Garden of Gethsemane just prior to His encounter with Pilate, Jesus’ prayer to The Father in John 17 began, “Father, the hour is come; Glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee.” As Jesus continued in prayer He revealed the source of all Truth, “Thy Word is Truth” (v 17). The Apostle John begins his book, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (1:1). Just as Satan tempted Christ in the wilderness by distorting the Truth of God’s Word (Matthew 4:1-11), he continues relentlessly seeking opportunities at every turn to keep man confused as to what is Truth and what is the source of all Truth, causing man to wander in the wilderness of this world without hope.

The Truth of God’s Word reveals:

All we like sheep have gone astray  (Isaiah 53:6);

All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God  (Romans 3:23);

All need to call upon the Name of the Lord  (Romans 10:13);

All need to repent of sin  (Acts 17:30);

All need to be saved and come to the knowledge of Truth  (I Timothy 2:3-4);

All need His free gift of Salvation  (Ephesians 2:8);

All need to hide God’s Word in their heart that they might not sin against Him  (Psalm 119:9-11).

In a court of law we are admonished to tell the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth. What is Truth? God’s Word is Truth. “For the Law was given by Moses, But grace and Truth came by Jesus Christ,” (John 1:17).

“Jesus answered…

To this end was I born,

and for this cause came I into the world,

That I should bear witness unto the Truth.”

John 18:37


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