21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: Day 18, John 18 and Psalm 18

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Read: John 18, Psalm 18

Who: Who wrote this book? Who did they write it to? What was their reason for writing?

What: What does this passage say about God, me, and my relationship with him?

37 Pilate said, “So you are a king?”Jesus responded, You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.” 38 “What is truth?” Pilate asked. Then he went out again to the people and told them, “He is not guilty of any crime. 39 But you have a custom of asking me to release one prisoner each year at Passover. Would you like me to release this ‘King of the Jews’?” 40 But they shouted back, “No! Not this man. We want Barabbas!” (Barabbas was a revolutionary.) John 18:37-40 (NLT emphasis my own)

Pilate’s question, “What is truth?” is common. At some point, most people will seek find the truth of life.

This passage shows us that Jesus came to reveal absolute truth- there is a God, and he loves us.

Why: Why is the truth important?
We live in a world which truth is very unclear and often seems to be in flux. Yet people need something unmutable they can hold on to. I’d say the truth of a God who loves you is worth more than anything else.
How: How would my life, character and perspective be different if I truly believed this truth?
Believing this truth changes my view on life. I try to see the world through the lense of who God is and how he feels about me and others.

Prayer:

God, thank you for being the truth we can hold on to. Please help me to never forget who you are or your deep love for me.

Amen

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