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Can we know truth?

Truth Incarnate - Jesus Christ

As we delve into the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate, we discover a profound dialogue that unfolds between the Roman governor and Jesus. Pilate asks Jesus if He is a king, and Jesus replies, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose, I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37). Pilate then poses a question that has haunted humanity since the dawn of time, “What is truth?” (John 18:38).

In this transient world, where circumstances, ideas, and perceptions constantly change, there is an inherent desire in every human heart for something constant, something absolute, something true. The world offers many answers, but they often prove unreliable and fleeting. Yet, as Christians, we find the answer in Jesus Christ. He is not only the Way and the Life but also the Truth (John 14:6).

In Jesus, we find the embodiment of truth. The truth of God’s love for humanity, the truth of His redemptive plan, the truth of His character, and the truth of His promises – all are revealed in Jesus. He is the anchor in the midst of life’s uncertainties and the beacon of light in a world often shrouded in confusion and deception.

Jesus, the truth, stands in stark contrast to the world's relativistic perspectives. His truth is unwavering and absolute. In an age where 'truth' is often seen as individual perspective or cultural construct, Jesus stands as the ultimate source of objective truth. His teachings, His actions, and His very nature provide a plumb line of truth against which all other 'truths' can be measured.

Jesus' truth challenges us, transforms us, and liberates us. As believers, we are called to embrace and live according to this truth. Jesus said, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (John 8:31-32). This freedom is not about living without restraint, but rather it is a liberation from the deceptions and illusions of the world. It is the freedom to live in alignment with God's will and purpose.

In our journey of faith, let us continually seek Jesus, the truth. Let's anchor our lives not on the shifting sands of worldly wisdom but on the solid rock of God's truth revealed in Jesus.

So, as we navigate through our lives in a world where 'truth' is often debated and distorted, let us remember that we have a firm foundation in Jesus. He is the Truth, our reliable constant in a changing world, guiding us towards God's perfect will. In Him, we find the answer to Pilate's question: 'What is truth?' Jesus is the Truth, yesterday, today, and forever.


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