There are many voices speaking right now. Many people are vying for your attention, your ear, and your allegiance. It’s imperative that you do as the 1 John 4:1 instructs you to:
- Does this person confess Jesus and that He came to earth in flesh.
- Does he/she point you to Jesus or to someone else?
- How do you feel when you listen to this person? What is stirred up on the inside of you? After listening to them, are you compelled or convicted to love, forgive, and walk in compassion and mercy toward your brother and sister or are you angry and filled with contempt? The fruit I produce after listening or watching something usually helps me make the decision to keep it or leave it.
Be vigilant about what you consume and believe. What you consume is integral to your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Stand guard and protect it!