He Said – She Said – Who Are You Listening To?
In I Chronicles 19, the king of the Ammonites died. King David had a good relationship with him, so he decided to send some of his men to the King’s son, to express his sympathy for the father’s passing. But the son’s advisers put ideas in the son’s head, that the men were coming to see him to do harm to him and his country. So when David’s men arrived, the Ammonites treated them very disrespectfully and embarrassed them greatly. When David heard of this, he sent his soldiers to attack the Ammonites and they ended up defeated by David’s army. They lost their freedom, their homes, their families. And it could have all been avoided, had the King’s son not listened to his friends, but simply spoke to David’s men to see their intentions himself.
So many times, we listen to the wrong people and we get the wrong information and we make decisions based on untruths. And those lies destroy. They destroy families and they destroy friendships. They destroy jobs and finances. They destroy lives.
The Word says, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 14:6).
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life! I want to listen to Him! I want to be free!