The other day I was reading this fascinating conversation between Jesus and Pilate (the Roman leader in Jerusalem who had the power to release Jesus or agree to have Him crucified) regarding truth. Pilate asks Jesus a question in verse 37….’So You are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.’ Then in vs 38 Pilate replies, ‘What is truth?’
In John 4 Jesus says that the true worshipers worship in spirit and in truth. So truth is an inseparable part of worship. Truth is difficult because it is the standard to which we must conform. We live in a day (and Pilate did too) where ‘relative truth’ is the norm. Relative truth is so attractive because we can conform our situation to our liking. If God’s voice of truth is not what we want to hear then we rewrite the rules the way we want. Great worship songs are full of truth and if we listen we not only hear a catchy melody we hear the voice of Jesus speaking to us. These songs speak truths of God’s love, His justice, His call to follow Him and surrender, His coming return, His faithfulness, and on and on. So let’s press in to hear the voice of truth and approach our heavenly Father with a heart that is willing to conform to His will and plans for our life.