If you spend any time on social media watching talk shows or the news on TV, you’re going to get a lot of information from a lot of various sources. It’s important, now more than ever, to remember that not everything you hear is true.
Proverbs 14:15 CEV Don't be stupid and believe all you hear; be smart and know where you are headed.
Not everybody who speaks on social media, TV, or radio knows what they're talking about.
1 Corinthians 8:2 CEV In fact, people who think they know so much don't know anything at all.
You need to be selective!
Often people take advantage of any crisis and bring to it their own agenda. There will be some who try to use difficult days for their own political or financial advantage. They will scare people into making rash decisions. Don’t fall for it!
The Bible repeatedly says that, especially in a crisis, you should always base your decisions and actions on the facts—not faulty statistics, fads, fear, or feelings.
Proverbs 14:8-9 CEV Wise people have enough sense to find their way, but stupid fools get lost. Fools don't care if they are wrong, but God is pleased when people do right.
The truth can be a funny thing. While not always valued by others, but God most certainly favors it. We may think we are clever enough to fool other people, God, or even ourselves, but little do we know of the ultimate consequences of our attempts to deceive reality. The Bible reminds us of the power of truth quite frequently and we’d be wise to follow its advice.
Here are some scriptures that speaks to the power of truth
.John 8:32 CEV You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Proverbs 12:22 NLT The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.
Psalms 119:160 NLT The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever.
John 16:13 NLT When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
God has given you everything you need to be wise and prudent in a crisis. You can test everything against his Word and have the confidence that it will always steer you in the way of wisdom. As a follower of Jesus, you have the Holy Spirit to give you discernment. And you’ve got good sense too! It is a gift from God. As disciples of Jesus, we should not just be people of faith. We should be people of facts.
Proverbs 23:23 NLT Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.