BLESSINGS TO THOSE SEEKING THE TRUTH,
We have all come across times when we hear the response, “Well to be totally truthful…”
When dealing with people acting as witnesses or advocating a different position, I always thought this was a sign that they found themselves boxed in a corner and being truthful was the only choice. The other option was the person had been lying to me before, and now they believed that a half truth spoken as “totally truthful” would let them slide by the issue.
We find it extremely hard to speak the Truth always, but we are not going to be able to lie to ourselves always. At some point we just want to be clean to enter The Truth.
What Is Truth? – Conclusion
The question Pontius Pilate asked centuries ago needs to be rephrased in order to be completely accurate. The Roman governor’s remark “What is truth?” overlooks the fact that many things can have truth, but only one thing can actually be the Truth. Truth must originate from somewhere.
The stark reality is that Pilate was looking directly at the Origin of all Truth on that early morning almost two thousand years ago. Not long before being arrested and brought to the governor, Jesus had made the simple statement “I am the truth” (John 14:6), which was a rather incredible statement. How could a mere man be the truth? He couldn’t be, unless He was more than a man, which is actually what He claimed to be. The fact is, Jesus’ claim was validated when He rose from the dead (Romans 1:4).
There’s a story about a man who lived in Paris who had a stranger from the country come see him. Wanting to show the stranger the magnificence of Paris, he took him to the Louvre to see the great art and then to a concert at a majestic symphony hall to hear a great symphony orchestra play. At the end of the day, the stranger from the country commented that he didn’t particularly like either the art or the music. To which his host replied, “They aren’t on trial, you are.” Pilate and the Jewish leaders thought they were judging Christ, when, in reality, they were the ones being judged. Moreover, the One they convicted will actually serve as their Judge one day, as He will for all who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. See:
What is truth?
INCOMING SALVO…CHRIST IS THE TRUTH…25 APRIL A.D. 2023