What Is Truth?

by Roby Ellis           SPANISH/ESPAÑOL

[Scripture Reading: John 18:37-38]


A. When Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” he had no idea that He was looking at the answer to his own question.

B. Solomon said, “Buy the truth, and do not sell it” (Proverbs 23:23).

C. The greatest quest that one can undertake in life is the quest for “words of truth” (Ecclesiastes 12:10).

I. What does the Bible tell us about the truth?

A. Jesus identifies Himself (John 14:6) and the Scriptures (John 17:17; cf. Psalm 119:160) as truth.

B. The truth is something we can know (John 8:32; 2 Timothy 2:25).

C. The truth is something we must believe and obey (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12; Romans 2:8-9).

D. It is something we must tell (Ephesians 4:15, 25) even when it is unpopular (Galatians 4:16; 2 Timothy 4:2).

II. What can the truth do?

A. The truth can purify and sanctify us (1 Peter 1:22; Ephesians 5:25-27; John 17:17).

B. The truth can also liberate us (John 8:32-34; Romans 6:15-18; 1 Timothy 2:4).

C. The truth can protect us from the devil and his deceit (Ephesians 6:14-16).


A. The truth is certainly worthy of our consideration (Philippians 4:8).

B. Once we find the truth, we must not resist it or turn away from it (2 Timothy 4:4; 2:17; Titus 1:14; James 5:19; Galatians 5:17).

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