Without checking anything out, they believe this junk which causes incorrect, uninformed thinking which causes bad decisions. Very bad decisions. A lot of bad decisions.
Discernment is more important today than it ever has been. We have to evaluate information before we believe it. We need to consider the source and not emotionally connect to the sensationalism that initially catches our attention.
Let’s face it, it’s easier just to accept the stuff we hear when we agree with it and reject the things we don’t agree with.
We get lazy.
As a result, we end up believing a bunch of lies.
In Acts 10, we read that the Bereans were regarded as noble because they eagerly received Paul’s Good News and then examined the scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. As a result of this examination, many of them believed.
Their belief was based on understanding and evaluation. They were wise in their discernment of the truth.
They checked it out before they believed.
What a great example for us to follow!
Please open our eyes, Abba Father.