Pilate said to Him, “So You are a King?” Jesus said, “You are right when you say that I am a King. I was born for this reason. I came into the world for this reason. I came to speak about the truth.”
Pilate said to Jesus, “What is truth?” After Pilate said this, he went out . . . John 18:37-38
Has anyone ever asked you this question: “What is truth?” Did you have an answer on the tip of your tongue or would you have to ponder the concept? It is, perhaps, a question that is a bit overwhelming?
Pilot had the Son of God standing before him ~ in his very presence ~ the most important event in his life ~ and he missed it. Nothing before or after could ever compare to this one defining, shining moment and he missed it. In fact, he turned his back on his Creator and walked away as if he, himself, had all the knowledge he needed to know. In his arrogance nothing else existed. He also ignored his wife’s plea, did he not?
Do I do that too . . . walk away from Truth? Am I afraid of what I might hear? Do I already know my truth and don’t need to hear something different? Is the concept something to be doubted or feared? Take a deep breath and read on . . .
“As God’s child there is nothing in the Truth of God to depress you, defeat you, discourage you, or deflate you. The Truth will build you up, lift you up, and keep you up. The Truth has come to deliver you, free you, heal you, restore you, refresh you, revive you, and renew you. Truth brings you the light of God, the wisdom of God, the ways of God, the plan of God, and the heart of God.
Truth is the belt that is tied around your spiritual armor to keep it in place
Truth is the revelation of true goodness that draws your heart to the Father’s love
Truth is the burning lamp that guides your feet on your pilgrim’s journey
Truth is the plumb line of righteousness that directs your obedience
Truth is the foundation of your faith and the road map that leads you through the gates of salvation
Truth is the light in your spirit that brings you into worship and wonder
Truth is the mirror that your soul gazes into as you are beautified in His holiness
Truth is the light of God that overcomes the darkness of every lie that seeks to rob you of your peace, steal your joy, and smother your faith.
* When the lie says, “God is not interested in you,” Truth says, “Cast all your cares upon Me, for I care for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
* When the lie says, “God is against you,” Truth says, “Because God is for you, no one can be against you.” Romans 8:31
* When the lie says, “How could God love someone like you?” Truth says, “God loves you with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3
Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
~Shared from Today is Your Best Day by Roy Lessin