What is truth? I looked up the definition in several dictionaries only to discover that none of them are quite accurate. Most are pretty close, but none are quite right. ‘Truth’ is a hard word to define, yet we inherently know what truth is. Like right vs. wrong (in a moral sense) human beings are programmed by God with an inherent understanding of truth vs. untruth. So the question then becomes, why does humanity fight to hard against the truth?
John chpt. 8 is all about truth. The truth is the core of everything Jesus says to that crowd gathered in the temple. It divides the people. It continues to divide us in 2024. Last week, we looked at the truth of why the scribes and Pharisees brought the woman to Jesus for judgment. Jesus revealed their self-righteousness. In this next section, Jesus will drive home the point that it’s about him, not our own righteousness.