Just before giving in to the pressure of the crowd to crucify our Lord Jesus Christ, Pilate asked one of the most tragic questions of the Bible. In a very cynical way he asked, “What is truth?” In John 18:37-38 we read,
“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. 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.”
How tragic and disturbing that Pilate spoke of truth, but he had no interest in the truth. How could Pilate judge with truth when he did not know the truth?
“These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.” (Zechariah 8:16)
It would have been great if Pilate had been interested in truth and when he learned it to act accordingly. The same is true of us!
“Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.” (Proverbs 23:23)
God bless you today and always. I love you. Charles Box