2Cor 7 “Are you Blindfolded?”
The dialog between Pilate and Jesus revealed that he was born to testify to the Truth. God’s word is Truth because He is the author, and Jesus is the living Truth that God sent. At that point, Pilate sneeringly asked Jesus: “What is truth?” Not willing or not being interested in further dialog, he walked away. Yet the Proverbs writer wisely said, “Acquire truth and do not sell it…” This Truth is so precious it cost the life of Jesus! Perhaps that is why Jesus gave us this short parable about Truth. “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure, hidden in a field that a person found and hid. Then, because of joy, he sold all he had and bought that field. [Matt 13] The treasure is Jesus, who is TRUTH, and when we stumble upon Him, we should be willing to surrender all. Jim Elliot captured this: “he is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
When we find The TRUTH, referring to Jesus, we should be overjoyed and refuse to sell it to the next highest bidder, much like Judas did. Like Judas, Pilate chose to spurn the Truth and return to his way.
Are you still blindfolded to the Truth, or have you received it joyfully?