John 18:33-38 – “Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” 35 Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered You to me; what have You done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” 37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” NASB
That is not only a question that Pilate asked but one that has been asked down through the ages and is still being asked today. Jesus in the previous chapter answered that question – John 17:17- “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”
Paul admonished Timothy and the church in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” KJV
He also taught the Ephesian church the reason and function of the Gift Ministries, in Ephesians 4:11-16, “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. “
If you find yourself asking this question in your life, consider what Jesus and Paul said. The Word of God is Truth! The more we study that word the more stable we become in God’s truth and able we are to recognize truth. Avail yourself to godly men and women and fellowships capable of equipping you for your service to the Lord and to help you learn truth. One more thing, learn to rely upon the Holy Spirit for we are told that He will guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Remember the words of our Lord, John 8:31-33
Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Truth, God’s Truth liberates! Man’s distortions bring into bondage.
It is my prayer that you will be able to walk in Truth and be free in Jesus as you continue to enjoy this wonderful day! May you be blessed beyond measure!