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what is truth? | John 18.37-38

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This week’s reading:  John 18.28-40


Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”   John 18:37-38 | ESV

“Ah, so you are a king then after all!” Pilate shot back.

“‘I am a king.’ That’s how you put it. I would say that my whole reason for existence, for being here in this world, is to bear clear witness to the truth, the heart of all reality. Everyone who has a heart for the truth hears my voice,” Jesus carefully replied.

Pilate waved him off. “What in the world is truth?!?” MAV (Mike’s Amplified Version)


Your turn today. What an awesome question left hanging in this text as Pilate walks away uncomprehending. Use the space below and jot down what you see as you contemplate the question “What is truth?” Reflect on the passage. Write down what you hear, see, and sense. There are no right answers. There’s only what you see and hear. Write it. Draw it. Try it.


How would you answer Pilate’s question: “What is truth?”


Lord, give me a heart wide open to the heart of all reality, a heart beating to the rhythms of truth rather than mere convention or habit or heritage. Through Jesus.



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