The Transcendent Truth

Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” — John 18:38

This question is so good that I could not just skim past it without making an observation and comment. What makes this question incredible is not just the question itself but the premise behind it and the man who asked it.

Jesus just told Pilate he was a witness to the Truth and the messenger of Truth. But Pilate responds almost in disbelief that the truth exists. His life has been spent in leadership, government, and politics, where power, influence, and agendas collide. The constant temptation to manipulate or obscure the truth for personal or partisan gain is always strong. And while religious and political leaders claim to be interested in truth, their actions always reveal the real story about their heart's desires. And I am sure that Pilate had seen the worst of the worst. So, his response is one of disbelief.

We live in a time of disbelief. We are entertained by untruths while the truth is ignored, dismissed, and canceled. For a while, we have been entertained by our disbelief. But now we are exhausted by all the lies. We assumed for too long that people cared about knowing, seeking, and sharing the truth. Now, we live in another reality. We question everything spoken by pastors, politicians, power players, and media personalities. People invent a truth, call it truth, and then demand we fall in line with this truth.

And there is only one hope. We need transcendent truth. Truth that is not corrupted by this world. Truth from another place, another kingdom, and another man. And that truth is in this book and delivered by the man — Jesus. This is what Jesus told Pilate here:

“My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” — John 18:36

Two things you can do. First, stop exposing your minds to hours of untruths told television and social media. Turn that crap off. Take a fast from it. I promise you will feel better. You will realize you don't need it. Second, start a counter-action. Seek truth. And remember, the only place to find it is in God's Word. It's transcendent.


In a world filled with skepticism and disbelief, how can you personally align your life more with the transcendent truth that Jesus represents?

What practical steps can you take to seek and embrace God's transcendent truth in your daily life, especially in a culture saturated with misinformation and untruths?

DO THIS: Seek transcendent truth. Turn off the news and social media. Read God's Word.

PRAY THIS: Lord, help me to anchor my life in Your transcendent truth, just as Jesus did when facing doubt and disbelief. Guide my steps as I seek Your Word and strive to live in alignment with Your eternal wisdom. Amen.

PLAY THIS: The Truth.

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  4. Robert Willbanks says:

    Embracing ABSOLUTE TRUTH is one of the most important things we can do as Christians in the marketplace.

    I believe that everyone has their own version of truth… but that doesn’t make them right. I know there’s many times I have to admit my truth was in fact a lie. This happens when I get real and test my “truths” by going to the only ABSOLUTE TRUTH – the WORD OF GOD.

  5. gonzalo correa says:

    Great message brother!
    I too for a while have cancelled social media, TV, and don’t care for the News. I see what that kind of “truth” does to my coworkers in a daily basis… and I don’t need any of that truth at all!

    The federal agents (USA) do not learn to tell the fake money by studying the fake money, but the real money, the truth and real money. Only then, can they tell it is fake… Same with us, the more we study, walk, and talk to God on a daily basis the closer we area to the Truth, Jesus!

    This devo help me stay on the Truth. Teaching/facilitating a men’s group helps me stay on the Truth. Having a group of men to send and receive a bible verse, pray for and be prayed on; helps me stay on the Truth. My own devo during lunch time, via YouVersion (like Proverbs by Vince Miller); helps me stay on the Truth…

    Men is not just being intentional… we got to ACT on it! Blessing to you all!

  6. Jeff says:

    I agree with you, Vince. I turned off all the outside influences about a year ago, and my life has been so much better and my vision is so much clearer on what God has for me. Reading God’s word really opens your eyes to the real truth.

  7. Larry Yurko says:

    Powerful Vince !

    Transcendent truth is truly fulfilling and all we should be seeking. Let us not conform to this world BUT be transformed by the world !

  8. Michael Prill says:

    In the world today with all of the negative information coming at us from all angles, it is so important to spend time in God’s word and listen to gospel songs.

    Thank you Vince for today’s powerful message

  9. Jack Dellinger says:

    WOW! How God let’s us know what is going on as it unravels right before our eyes. Who would believe the events of the last 24 hours? But it is right there in the Book of books.

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