Is the Truth a What or a Who for You?

When I was a kid there was a TV show about a police detective who, when interviewing people, would say, "Just the facts." When we look at truth just as facts we get stuck looking for life where it can’t be found. Jesus came as the personification of truth and told people if they would believe on Him they would experience abundant life. The Gospel is far more than accepting a certain set of facts it is accepting Him who is Truth. Jesus had this kind of conversation with Pilate on His mission to the cross.

John 18:37–38 "Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "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." Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" After he had said this, he went back outside to the Jews and told them, "I find no guilt in him."

Jesus came to the world to show truth was not a set of facts but a person. Pilate was trying to make it a matter of the intellect and missed out on the Life and Truth standing before him. Are you like Pilot still saying, "What is truth?" Open your heart and ask Father to show you that truth always brings us to the feet of Jesus. To be saved is not to agree to certain facts it to receive Jesus. When you receive the Truth you’ll quit arguing all the time about facts and begin to experience the Truth as your life.

John 8:30–32 "As he was saying these things, many believed in him. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Facts might help you win arguments but they will not set you free. Freedom comes from knowing Jesus, Who is the Truth, and being in relationship with Him.

My prayer for each of you is that you would know Him who is Truth and abide in Him so He can fully express His life through you.

Tim has been in full-time ministry for the past 30 years. He has been actively involved overseas for most of that time and since 2013 serving as the Senior Pastor of Faith Bible Church in Boerne, TX.