The Truth

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

Throughout history, many theories of truth have been suggested. The pragmatist claims that “truth is what works.” The empiricist states that “truth is what we can experience or observe.” The rationalist says that “truth is what can be proved by reason.” The emotivist believes that “truth is what I feel.” Jesus simply said, “I am the truth!” As God, Jesus Christ is the self-existent One, who is the Creator of all that exists (Colossians 1:16). He is truth and all truth is God’s truth (Psalms 31:5; Isaiah 65:16). Because truth resides in the God-Man, Jesus, His message and His revelation are truth (John 17:17; Psalms 119:89–92). Jesus told Pilate, “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” (John 18:37). Pilate then asked Jesus, “What is truth?” (v. 38). Standing in front of Pilate was Jesus, “The Truth.” But Pilate walked away rejecting the truth and eventually condescending to Jesus’ death, even though he knew Jesus was innocent.

Truth is not a theory. It is not a concept to be defined in human terms. Truth is God. Truth is a person.

Truth is not a plan, it’s a person.
Truth is not a lifestyle, it’s a person.
Truth is not a principle, it’s a person.
Truth is not a list of rules, it’s a person.
Truth is not inner sincerity, it’s a person.
Truth is not a philosophy, it’s a person.
Truth is not a religion, it’s a person.
Truth is not a feeling, it’s a person.

The search for truth begins and ends with God, His Word, and His Son, Jesus Christ. The truth of the Christmas season is that Jesus brings us the truth about the way to God, and the truth about eternal life. Jesus, God in flesh, is “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). We celebrate today the coming of grace and truth in The Word, Jesus (John 1:1–3). Trust Him today—He is the Truth given to us by grace.