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“Fake News”

Key Verse

“And David said unto him, Thy blood be upon thy head; for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, I have slain the LORD’S anointed.” 2 Samuel 1:16

Text — 2Samuel 1:14-16


In the year 2020, a social media platform was banned in a particular West African country because it was accused of spreading fake news. The government said people were using this medium to tell lies to the people in the country. The fake news was giving wrong information to the citizens and causing them to be unhappy with the government. The fear was that if this was not checked, it could cause mistrust that might disrupt the peace of the country.

Fake news has a way of paying back those who spread it. In our Bible passage, Saul and his son Jonathan, had died in a battle. Saul hated David and wanted to kill him. Everyone thought David would be happy to hear that Saul has died. That is why an Amalekite ran to David with a fake news that he was the one that killed Saul. His mouth testified against him and that led to his untimely death. Those who lie or publish fake news always want to gain from their evil deed. Be careful with what you say with your little mouth. There is a Father above who is listening and will reward everyone accordingly.

Further Reading

Colosians 3:8-10

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to tell the truth always no matter the pain I will suffer.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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