“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. [John 18:38]
One of the most astonishing conversations in the history of the world had to be the short conversation between Pilate and Jesus when the crowd wanted Pilate to condemn Jesus. Pilate asked Jesus who he is. Jesus responds “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.”
This is where it gets interesting. Remember that elsewhere Jesus says, “I am the Truth, the Life, and the Way.” We know Jesus is the Truth, and he tells Pilate that He came to “testify to the truth,” which is Himself. So picture this. Pilate is talking to the Truth, Jesus Christ himself, and Pilate nonchalantly says, probably with a waive of his hand in the air, “What is truth?”
Can you imagine saying to Jesus’ face, “What is truth?”
In this American culture where 50% of Americans admit to lying regularly, when politicians have a hard time telling the truth on any day of the week, when fake news literally makes up stories out of thin air, and when people who deserve jail for serious crimes are never indicted, the idea that there is such a thing as truth is refreshing.
When all else fails, when people around us don’t care about what is true, rest assured there is one who does care. Jesus not only cares what is true, He is the Truth. When uncertainty and chaos seem to rule the day, focus on the one who is True. Focus on His precious Word, the Bible, which is always True. There is great comfort and assurance in His Truth.
Taken from Chuck Marunde’s book, Living For God: Pursuing Christ With Passion.