I recently heard that the responsibility of the press is to look for inconsistencies in the government leaders and to hold them accountable.
That seems right, doesn’t it?
But isn’t there some responsibility of the press to ask the hard questions to all members of government, even the side that they support.
And isn’t there a responsibility to report the actions of the leaders when they get it right?
And isn’t the whole purpose of the press to expose the lies, and seek after the truth?
And us, don’t we have the same responsibility?
To seek the Truth above all else?
To allow wisdom and knowledge and the ability to “search out a matter” to lead us into a wise understanding of what is going on in the world we live in.
Sometimes, it is hard to find the truth.
Sometimes you have to think, “ What is not being said, and why is it not being said.”
We have to be careful who we believe.
And we have to be careful to love first.
And we need to be mindful of who the true enemy is.
“Enemies disguise themselves with their lips, but in their hearts they harbor deceit.
Though their speech is charming, do not believe them, for seven abominations fill their hearts.
Their malice may be concealed by deception, but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.”
Proverbs 26:24-26 NIV