Misinformation has always been a part of life. There have always been rumors and hearsay.
Just this morning I was reading about President Obama’s plans to honor a real American traitor.
I read the article and my emotions flared.
I dug deeper into the story and found more sources that claim the plan is false.
What is the truth?
With social media it is difficult to discern a lie, a lie about a lie, a lie about the truth, and the truth.
Misinformation is nothing new.
Thousands of years ago an army went up against Jerusalem. It was a massive army that had subdued every nation it encountered.
One of the ambassadors of the invading nation spoke to the people of Jerusalem.
But if you say to me, ‘We trust in the Lord our God,’ is it not He whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and said to Judah and Jerusalem, ‘You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem’?”‘2 Kings 18:22
The truth – Hezekiah had the altars of the Baal’s torn down. The false gods that the people worshipped and sinned before the Lord God.
Do not listen to Hezekiah, lest he persuade you, saying, “The Lord will deliver us.” Has any of the gods of the nations at all delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria? Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim and Hena and Ivah? Indeed, have they delivered Samaria from my hand? Who among all the gods of the lands have delivered their countries from my hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem from my hand?'”2 Kings 18:32-35
It makes sense to believe the other gods did not save the other nations. But gods that do not exist cannot stand before the God that does!
‘Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive groves and honey, that you may live and not die. 2 Kings 18:31-32
It makes it sound like a peaceful transition. Live here and we’re going to move you to a better place later. But you cannot trust the word of murderers. The Assyrian’s were ruthless, unmerciful, and unforgiving, as the Israelite’s would later find out. Any time an invader promises you better living conditions than you’re living in – that should raise a red flag.
So what is the truth? GOD IS!
And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians 185,000; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses — all dead. 2 Kings 19:35
Seek the truth, the greatest of which is found in the Bible.