“You are a king then?" Pilate asked. "You say that I'm a king," Jesus replied. "I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.” John 18:37 (CSB).
Jesus is the truth
Jesus knew what He was called to do. No one could move Him. He knew why He had come and where He was going. He knew what He had given up and what was waiting for Him when He was born into this world. He was born to testify to the truth, to be a living example of the truth. Jesus is the truth. He is the way, the truth, and the life.
He was the king of truth and righteousness. He lived and ruled in truth. Here in this world He crushed Satan, the prince of lies and darkness, under His feet. Because He was always true and honest, He was a light and judgment to all those with whom He came into contact. This is why He was hated. He did not have an outward form or beauty so that people would be attracted to Him. (Isaiah 53:2.) He said to His disciples, “The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” John 7:7.
All you have to do to be liked by everyone is to go around with a smiling face and flatter them; then you will have many, many friends. But it costs something to be true and honest all the time. In fact, it costs everything. Then you will not have so many friends, but the friends you do have will be so much more valuable. They will be friends who do not say one thing and mean something else. They will be friends you can always depend on. They become faithful friends who will not so easily leave you.
Walk in the truth
“Those who say that they live in him must live the same way he lived.” 1 John 2:6 (GW). If we have been called and chosen in Him, then we are called to be a living example of the truth. God’s word must become visible in us. People must be able to see God’s word in our life. We must be a living example of the truth with our life and our words.
We must also know what we are called to do. We should know that when God is our Father, we should also be “kings of truth” who are called to rule and overcome all the powers of suspicion, lying, flattery, and hypocrisy. How can we, as kings of truth, crawl before people and flatter them to get a good position in the world, or not tell the whole truth so we get some benefits and people wouldn’t think bad of us? No, a king of truth must live and walk in the truth.
Most people lose interest in us if we are always true and honest. We lose everything that is seen as attractive to people, because that is from Satan. We become natural and straightforward, and we lose everything that earthly people admire and look up to. The goal of a true Christian is to disappear into the background so that he himself becomes nothing, but that Christ becomes great in everything he does and says. “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 (ESV).