“Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if My kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is My kingdom not from hence.
37 Pilate therefore said unto Him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth My voice.
38 Pilate saith unto Him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in Him no fault at all” (John 18:36-38)
What is Truth? This is the question man has been asking forever. There have been times when men honestly sought to know, though their pursuits proved futile. However, in recent years, persons have decided there are no absolute truths. A truth could be one thing for you and something altogether different for me. It could also be situational. What is true for me today in this situation might not be true tomorrow in another. Our younger generations today seem to be more susceptible to being persuaded into easily believable viewpoints. In that they could not be further from the truth.
Truth is as timeless as God Himself; it is eternal and changeless. Truth may slip your mind, be abandoned, misrepresented, resisted, discarded, forged or dislocated, but truth never changes. Truth is not an stress, a notion, or merely an alternative. Truth is an essential!
Truth is not open to discussion or exchange of ideas. It is not an choice to be recommended, it is a fact to be declared! Truth does not develop over the years, any more than God develops or Jesus Christ developed.
The Son of God, Jesus, the Creator, determined to become the creature of His design. He determined to be the very kind of man He, as God Himself, designed and made with His own hands and own breath. When He declared, “without the Father, He could do nothing,” Jesus made obvious the truth that has always been true, that we, as created men, can do nothing without Him!
To know this and to put into practice this code is the spirit of true repentance, and without true repentance there can be no true faith. And it is this true repentance which induces us to be wholly reliant on Jesus, as He was wholly reliant on the Father. Any exodus from this truth is a distortion of the mind and has its starting point in the subtleness of Satan, the enemy of God and of man, the image of God. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John14:6) And, that’s the truth!