What Is Truth

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.  Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?  Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.  Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?  And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.

John 18:36-38

When Pilate asked Jesus if He was a king, Jesus responded that His kingdom was not of this world.  To reinforce that, He told them that if His kingdom were of this world, “then would my servants fight.”  Peter started to fight and wanted to fight, but Jesus told him not to.  In fact, He even healed the servant’s ear after Peter cut it off.

His was the kingdom of God, which was a spiritual kingdom.  He said that he came to “bear witness unto the truth.”  Pilate responded with “What is truth?”

It is sad that Pilate asked this question directly to the one man who could truly answer it.  He was standing in front of the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  He asked the right question to the right person, but he asked it not really wanting an answer.  He was so very close to the truth, and yet missed it completely.

There are many in the world today who do the same thing.  They look for the truth, but they look everywhere but the one place they can find it: Jesus Christ.  What is truth?  It is Jesus.  It is His Word.  That is truth.  We know it; let us be thankful for it!

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