QT 29/04/2024 Monday John 18. Who or What? "谁“或”什么“?

QT 29/04/2024 Monday John 18. Who or What? "谁“或”什么“?

QT 29/04/2024 Monday John 18. What or Who?

"What is truth?" (John 18:38) is a wrong question to ask. In the Gospel of John, truth is PERSONALISED.

Truth is not a cold fomula, not a set of rules made up of a combination of letters from the alphabet. Have you ever thought of truth as a PERSON? The Gospel of John has been proclaiming this:-

The Word that was with God from the beginning, "The Word became FLESH and made his dwelling AMONG US." (John 1:14)

The Word can be seen, "We have SEEN his glory, the glory of the One and ONLY, who came from the Father, full of grace and TRUTH" (John 1:14).

Jesus had been saying, "Truly, truly, I say to you" many times. These statements related to Jesus Himself (John 1:51, 3:3, 3:5, 5:19, 5:24, 5:25, 6:32 etc).

Pilate did not care about the truth. He concluded "I find no guilt in him," (John 18:38) i.e. Jesus, yet Pilate released Barabbas instead (John 18:40). But for those who CARE about truth, keep Jesus in mind.

Jesus answered, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

APPLICATION: Live by the revealed truth of God. But remember, the truth is a person - Jesus Christ. A person has mind, emotions and will. A person can interact with you. Don't reduce Him to some mere letters of the alphabet stringed together.

The CORRECT question is "Who is the truth?"

星期一2024年4月29日 今日读经:约翰福音18章