The Standard of Truth
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
Whenever we think about standards, we think about the thing to which everything else must measure up. For instance, if you want to reach the standard of “one foot” you MUST have 12 inches of length. Otherwise, it falls short. While there are many areas mentioned in the Word of God in relation to standards, today I want us to look at the measurement of “truth.” One of the most annoying and ignorant statements of our day is “Well, that’s your truth”! This method of reasoning totally disregards what the standard is. We are not capable of knowing or understanding truth apart from Jesus. Why? Simple: because He said that He is the truth.
Pontius Pilate was searching for truth with his question “What is truth?” I personally believe he was more than just questioning the innocence of Jesus in relation to the verdict he was pressured to give; I feel that he wanted to know what truth was in its purest form: the reason for life, the purpose for humanity, and the fate of the soul. The standard of truth; the measuring stick (if you will) has always been and will always be Jesus Christ who is the Truth. In fact, in Revelation 19:11, He is called Faithful and True.
When you take seriously your role as a member in the body of Christ, you will resolve to be more alert and aware of those who peddle something that is not based in the truth. Sure, it may sound good, but if it doesn’t line up with the Word of God, we have an obligation to mark and avoid it (Romans 16:17-18). The standard never changes; God’s Word never changes; and the One who is the Truth never changes—Hebrews 13:8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever”! That’s the truth!