and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32)
Truth. We claim to want it but when we get it, we reject it. We claim we seek it, but once we find it we discard or dismiss it. We’re told to speak the truth in love; could it be that truth is rarely spoken in love because there is no love for truth? There is a lot of talk these days about freedom but we choose to live in bondage because we’re not willing to accept the terms of truth.
Truth is not what the world says it is. It is not determined by conditions or circumstances. It is not whatever is convenient. Contrary to what many claim, truth is not relative – it either is or it isn’t. You can say it all day long, you can shout it from the roof tops, you can plaster it all over social media but no matter how popular it is to believe it, there is no my truth and your truth, there is only truth. A world that once was “black and white” has become gray. Unless we turn back to and embrace pure truth, I fear our “gray reality” will fade to black leaving us in total darkness.
Pilate asked Jesus “what is truth”? For Pilate it was a rhetorical question, he had no interest in truth. Nevertheless, to Pilate’s question, what is truth? Truth is what God’s word declares it to be. God has established truth, He defines truth. By His own word, He IS truth.