Jesus, the truth

Who is Jesus?

John 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

What is truth?  The question has been asked through the ages.  Even Pontius Pilate, with the Son of God standing before Him, posed the question.  So often we’re like Pilate, asking what truth is when it’s standing right in front of us.  Truth doesn’t exist outside of God.  Jesus is truth in the form of a man.

No one has ever spoken nothing but the complete truth their entire life except for Christ.  No matter how hard we may try, we all speak untruth from time to time, even when it’s not intentionally.  But not one word that ever came from the mouth of Jesus was false.  If He said it, we can believe it.

So what did He say?  He said He was God (John 10:30).  He said He would rise from the dead (Matthew 20:19).  He said He had all power and authority (Matthew 28:18).  Now we either believe Him in all of it or we believe none of it.  There is no in-between.  If we say He was a good teacher but discredit Him as the Son of God, we have to look past the fact that He claimed Himself to be God.  If He claimed to be God but wasn’t, that isn’t a good teacher…that’s a liar.

The source of truth is God.  His goodness testifies to truth and there is only truth in Him.  He can’t lie (Numbers 23:19).  If He says it, it’s worth believing.

 Look for this and other devotions about Jesus in the upcoming Exagorazo Press book entitled “Devotions for Disciples:  Who is Jesus?” due out in October 2011.