Saturday, March 22, 2008

What He Came to Do

Setting: Pilate’s Court, just before Christ’s sentencing.
“What is truth?” the Roman procurator, Pilate asked of Christ. In Pilate’s day as in our own society, truth had become nothing short of an opinion. But here the Lord declares His purpose for having left behind the splendor of heaven: to bear witness to the truth. God came to earth to not only define truth, but to hold Himself up as the only legitimate measure for it. Here Jesus stood before a ruler who had set himself up as the authority for all. While haughty authority set out to squash truth, it rose like a glorious song drawing those who would listen to the very heart of God.

“For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
John 18:37

Excerpted from the Women of Faith Devotional Bible; Patricia Hickman, contributor.