Who should we believe?

There is much debate over the different political solutions to the economic crisis and it leaves the ordinary person asking: “Who should we believe?”

This quandry is part of the human condition, and so Christians should not be too concerned that people complain about the number of Christian denominations and ask “who should we believe?”  Such a question usually betrays laziness as well as ignorance.

1. Many people are too lazy to find out answers for themselves, and so they will never come to a conclusion.   In Matthew 25:26-27 Jesus says: “You wicked and slothful servant” and tells this lazy person what he ought to have done.  In 1Kings 18:21, Elijah challenges the children of Israel: “How long do you hestitate between two opinions?  If the Lord is God, follow him: but if it is Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.”  They wouldn’t and so couldn’t make up their mind.

2. Most people don’t know how to evaluate those whom they should trust.  Many people who voted for Barack Obama are disappointed already that he is not delivering what they hoped.  They blame him rather than themselves.  However, people are responsible for their own choices.  In Matthew 15:14 Jesus said that both the blind and their blind leaders will fall into the ditch, and that we are not to be deterred from exposing the ignorance and prejudice of such blind leaders.

“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” Psalm 118:8.

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