Jesus is Truth.
He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6)
What exactly does truth mean? How do we define it?
I looked up what it means in the dictionary and it has a hard time defining truth with out using truth as the definition.
Here are some of the definitions from Webster’s:
-a judgment, proposition, or idea that is true or accepted as true.
-the body of true statements and propositions.
Truth needs to be defined using something other than itself if we are going to grasp it. Here is another definition from Websters–and one that better hits the mark.
– the property (as of a statement) of being in accord with fact or reality.
There we go: Truth is reality.
That means that truth is actual, factual, well represented, and the real thing.
His Word is Truth
The Bible is 100% true. It’s God’s revealed word to us.
When Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, in what we call his High Priestly prayer, he prayed to the Father, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
If Jesus called God’s word, truth, it’s a check we can take to the bank; it’s a sure thing; a true thing.
Not only that, Jesus is the Word.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
So, if God’s Word is truth….and Jesus is the Word…then Jesus is truth…and everything he says is true.
Did you follow that? Good.
If we want to dwell on truth, as Philippians 4:8 commands, then we set our minds on Christ and we consume his truth, the written Word.
We encourage you to pick up a Bible and read about all that God has for you. If you don’t know where to start, you can read the Book of John online for free.