Read John 18:1-11. If we return to the story of Pilate searching for truth, the irony that truth was literally staring at Pilate in the face. In John 18:6, Jesus said that He is the truth. But Pilate couldn’t see Jesus as the truth because he was afraid of what it might mean to believe Jesus. The crowds pressured him, and Pilate couldn’t take a stand without wavering. He was afraid of the truth. Rather than wavering in the competing messages of this world, our faith needs to rest in the truth of Jesus alone. Even though Jesus was under trial, ultimately Pilate’s faith was under trial and he couldn’t face the truth. James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”
How does the truth of Jesus scare you?
What does the truth bring to death in you?
How does the truth of Jesus comfort you?
What does the truth bring to life in you?