“Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” ( John 18:37) – Who is “of the truth” and how can every one hear the same truth?
God created us to be a community, to live as a community, to be fed (spiritually) by one another, to help each other grow spiritually, to help each other know Him. We cannot have a good relationship with God when our personal, earthly relationships are not working. In the same way, we cannot really have great relationships with people without having a good relationship with God. We need each other and we need God at the same time. We cannot do it on our own.
Different things “work” for different people. That’s why we have so many religions, ways, Gurus etc. But are they all correct??? Are they all teaching the truth? First, we need to ask is “What is truth” – Is truth a relative thing or is it absolute? How can we be “of the truth”?
“Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.” ( John 18:37) – Jesus was on trial before Pilate. In that setting, he declared his divine purpose to Pilate by saying, “For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice” (John 18:37).
Who is “of the truth”? What is “the truth” that Jesus is talking about?
Obviously Jesus believed that truth could be known, that it is uniform for the whole world, and that it will never change at all. Since he had already declared himself to be the truth (John 14:6), and since as God he cannot change (Malachi 3:6), truth necessarily must also be unchanging. He said he came to testify to the truth and that CERTAIN people will respond to it (only those who are “of the truth”.)