Truth. We want to know it and yet so often ignore it. The truth hurts. Believe me, I know. I was just reflecting on my early days of preaching and the feedback I would incur. Of course nothing is quite as convincing as listening to the recording and realizing that their criticism is right. But we need to hear and apply truth.
In John 18 Pilate is seeking the truth from Jesus until he finally looks at Jesus in verse 18 and says “What is truth?” The then walks away. Why? Why not wait for a response?
I think that Pilate was getting a little too close to the truth for comfort. Maybe if I don’t know what the truth is, I can live life however I want. But Pilate then goes to the crowd and asks them what he should do. Isn’t that just like the human heart?
In our homes we have the Word of God and direct access to God through Christ. We have no excuse for not knowing and living the truth. But where do we go? Popular opinions. We go to the hot topics of the day and rather than applying Biblical truth to our lives, we look for ways around it.
As we come to Resurrection Sunday this week, may we be surrendered to the truth and embrace the truth.
Jesus, after all, said that He is the truth!