Believing Everything You Hear

What’s your favorite TV show or favorite news source? After you sit down and indulge in your chosen source of entertainment, the information you received starts to digest. Eventually, what you see portrayed as normal becomes normalized in your thinking—whether it’s violence, nudity, profanity, adultery, or substance abuse. A lie that is repeated often enough usually becomes believable. Who or what do you listen to and watch? If you’re a girl, do you take your cue on love, marriage, fashion, and behavior from what popular culture presents? If you’re a guy, does your idea of success come from what kind of car you drive or how many girls you can “pick up?” Are you at risk for being brainwashed?

Compare your information with the truth and standard of God’s Word… or else you will end up believing a lie just like David did. When Ziba lied to King David he accepted the lie without checking to see if it was true. Don’t believe everything you hear or see… even if it’s on TV.

And the king said, “And where is your master’s son?” Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he remains in Jerusalem, for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will give me back the kingdom of my father… [Mephibosheth] answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me… He has slandered your servant to my lord the king.

 (2-Samuel 16:3 / 19:26-27)

By: Mark Alyabyev