what is truth?
The Apostle John writes that Jesus, on the night of His trial, was standing before Pilate. Jesus testified that His purpose for coming to this world was “to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37-38)
Pilate answered, “What is truth?” — and left the room, not waiting for an answer. It’s as if he said it with a scoff and a wave of his hand, cynical and frustrated. Maybe because in his political world he had witnessed so little “truth” – if any at all. Sound familiar?
Apparently, Pilate thought it was a question with no answer since he didn’t wait around. Yet, ironically, standing right before him was the very truth he was asking about – the full embodiment of God’s word – truth incarnate! (John 1:14)