Read John 18:28-40.
“What is truth?”
Over two thousand years ago, Pilate, the Roman governor over Judea, looked into the eyes of Jesus and asked this question. He didn’t know he was speaking to the King of kings, the one and only Truth. He was confused and believed truth to be relative. He did not realize he was standing face to face with the One who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (see John 14:6).
Pilate found Jesus innocent of all charges. He didn’t understand why the Jewish leaders wanted to execute one of their own men. Even his wife warned him, “Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for I have suffered much because of him today in a dream” (Matthew 27:19, ESV). Pilate had to make a decision. But instead of standing for what was right, he gave in to the demands of the Jews and handed Jesus over to be executed.