Friday, February 21, 2014

John 18:37

John 18:37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. So when He says, “For this reason I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth,” He is speaking of Himself. He came into the world to tell us about Him. It was His “mission” to let us know that He is the Way to God. His whole life proclaimed truth, and we are to be examples of it.
Jesus showed us how to live truth and to testify to this truth in words and actions. If we want to believe truth then we believe Jesus. Anything else is a lie. Jesus has made the way for us to be in Him and therefore be in Truth. We just have to accept it and receive it.
When Pilate was questioning Jesus he found no basis for the charges that had been brought against Him. Jesus answered with such wisdom and truth that Pilate had nothing to say against it. He wanted to side with truth and in fact tried to get the people to ask for His release over Barrabas the murderer. In the end Pilate showed that he feared people more than God and ended up handing Jesus over to be crucified.
Of course it had to happen this way. It was Jesus plan to go to death as an innocent man, so that He could take the sin of the world upon Him. He fulfilled God’s plan for His life and made a way for you and me to enter into the Truth that is Jesus. If you want to be on the side of Truth you will listen to His words.

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