What is truth? That’s a great question and one that I’m sure many people are asking themselves today. An even better question is “Who is Truth?” Pilate had no idea that He was looking at the “Truth” when he asked this question. And, as much as Pilate was being pressured to do so, he could find nothing wrong with the “Truth.”
Real Truth is not just a correct way of looking at a subject matter. He’s a person and that person is Jesus. He said, “I am the way, the Truth and the Life….” Behind every situation, every circumstance and every thing there’s the Truth. We see in Colossians 1:17, that “In Him (the Truth) all things are held together.”
Do you realize there is something inside us that can be bigger than the Truth? Even as you consider the Truth and the Word as being the same, (Jesus was also referred to by John as the “Word”), there is something in us that can even trump the Word and the Truth. Jesus said the the “traditions of men make the word of God of no effect.”
Now there are a lot of great traditions. Maybe you have some family traditions or holiday traditions that you hold dear. There’s nothing wrong with traditions in themselves, but Jesus said, in Mark 7:13, that traditions could make the Word of God “of no effect.” As powerful as God’s Word is, our traditions can make it powerless if we put more faith and trust in our traditions than the Truth.
What do you believe about “Sozo,” being saved, healed, delivered, preserved, protected, being made prosperous and being made whole? Is what you believe about what it means to be saved, based on Truth or tradition? What do you really believe about God? Do you see Him as some mean old dude up in Heaven that you don’t feel you can ever really satisfy or please and that He’s just waiting to punish you for something? That He’s always upset or angry with you and mankind? Or, do you see Him as the loving Father, found in Luke 15, who was patiently waiting for His son to return from the pig pen of the world and when He saw him a far off ran to meet him with a kiss and open arms.
The latter is the true picture of our Father and because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, that’s the relationship we can enjoy with Him everyday.
Paul tells us to put on the “Belt of Truth” and as we do today, we’re putting on Jesus.
Today’s Thought: As you put on the “Belt of Truth” today, you’re putting on Jesus!