I wonder if Pontius Pilate had any idea what Jesus was saying when he heard the accused firmly state that he indeed was a king. Here was an ordinary criminal declaring His defense. Pilate probably was trying to engage our Lord in some philosophical pander, but Jesus told the ruler that His purpose was to bring the truth to the world – truth which had been diluted and polluted over the centuries before His birth – truth which the devil had undermined with his many lies.
Satan has been manipulating the truth to fit his own agenda since the beginning of creation. He still continues to do so today. We can’t always see the workings of his hand. It’s often sugar coated and presented to us in a beautiful package. He even uses God’s own words to finagle his way into our hearts.
Those blatant untruths have permeated the church today as they did in Jesus’ lifetime. This often happens when the body of believers tries to rewrite scripture to fit their own needs and desires. This is one of those sneaky ways that Satan uses to twist the truth.
We must constantly be on guard. God’s Word is the only truth we need for every area of our lives. When we allow the devil to sabotage that truth, we are opening the door for all kinds of deception.
Dear, Lord, you gave your life in defense of your Father’s truth. You continue to make your Words available to us today and we often misuse them. Help us study and re-study your amazing scriptures. Help us see how those words support themselves. Keep us always on track. Allow the truth to permeate our souls and give us the fortification we need in this deceptive world. Help us to fight off the devil and his lies. Amen!