Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth….”
Beginning in verse 12 thru verse 59, Jesus refers to “truth” twelve times. If 1 Corinthians 13 is the love chapter, then surely John 8 can be called the truth chapter. Verse 44 proclaims, “…[the devil] has always hated the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (NLT)
So many people have heard the lies of the devil and believed them to be truth. We must use caution when reading the news, social media, and the like, so that we distinguish the truth from lies. Embellishments and here-say have a way of misinterpreting truth. Do you remember the game we played as children called telephone? Children line up, and the first whispers a message to the next, who whispers to the next, and so on until the final person reveals the message aloud. Usually the message changes considerably from the start.
The only way to reveal truth is to hear it from the source. John 8:58, “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I AM.'” Jesus tells the truth because He is the source.