In our times of confusion the question Pilate asked Jesus in John 18 is so fitting. We are living in a time that ‘truth’ seems to depend on who shouts the loudest and who controls which media channel one watches. Depending on the issue, it seems that truth is not as important as opinion. Who do we look to in midst of all this confusion?
When Pilate questioned Jesus, he first asked
Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
Jesus replied with a question
“Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”
Pilate wanting nothing to do with the situation responded.
“Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”
Jesus replied in his typical way of not answering the question he is asked but rather revealing the truth he knows.
Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”
Pilate thinking he was getting somewhere made the statement
“You are a king, then!” said Pilate.
Jesus switches the subject again to reveal more about himself
Jesus answered, “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’s reaction is what we all feel during our time
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate.
Standing in front of Pilate was Jesus the creator of the universe, the eternal Son of God. Standing in front of Pilate was Jesus who said in John 14
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”
There are issues in our time that we may never know the full truth about in this life, but there is someone we can look to in the midst of confusion who is the truth-Jesus.
Jesus never changes in his character as we read in Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Jesus who suffered under Pilate did so willingly because of his love for us. Jesus chose to suffer and die for us. He could have stopped it but didn’t. That is how much Jesus values and loves us. In the midst of confusion, start by looking to Jesus. He loves us. He never lies. He always guides us. We can trust him.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
21 thoughts on “What Is Truth? John Chapter 18”
It’s scary when we depend more on the opinions of others than on the Word of God. If we earnestly ask for guidance, He will be faithful to give it!
God’s word never changes 🙂
Thinking about the courageous life of Christ to stay true to who He is regardless of the popular opinion is what we all need to learn.
Thank you Jesus for being true!
Amen little sister. Jesus is always true
So true that truth has become subjective. May we always look to Jesus when we feel confused and know that He will guide.
Jesus the Light in the darkness 🙂
I thank God that He is the truth which is an anchor in this deceitful world. Thank you for this powerful lesson.
He is the truth indeed 🙂
Amen and amen 🙏🏽 so great is His love for us
It is great indeed 🙂
Looking to Jesus does bring us clarity. Even if He doesn’t tell us everything He still gives us peace and strength.
Like the old song- Jesus is the answer 🙂
What will you do New Years Eve? Go Camping?
Probably watch that ball drop, lol. Camping? No! 🏕 Speaking of camping, a few days ago, black bears, a mom and her Cubs, were in a tree a few blocks from where I live. Authorities blocked the street until they came down and went on there way. Again, no camping for me 😂🐻
Did you want to hug the bears?
No. They look cuddly but looks can be deceiving lol.
Do you want one for a pet?
N O P E
How about a wolf for a pet?