Uninformed and Misinformed
But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed. Matthew 27:20
Uninformed is when a person is unaware or not understanding the facts. It’s not the lack of information or fact, but it the improper use or application with the facts they have.
As evident today, there will always be people who are lack information. These people are easily swayed because they are oblivious to what they see, thus their being uninformed is a benefit to those looking to gain support or influence and sway a weak crowd. These people enter the ballot box with the opinions of others and not facts and research from their own hands. These people will always be the first to yell “crucify Him” with conviction, because the volume of their cry masks their ignorance, keeping those unaware to their irresponsible participation in the matter at hand
The uninformed people become victims to the power of misinformation. Being misinformed is different. Uninformed is having the wrong or false information to make a decision with.
This is dangerous because having the information makes the person making the decision feel as though they are informed. It gives the false sense that you are prepared to make the right decision and empowered and emboldens you as to your choice.
Being misinformed will lead to an intelligent crowd yelling, ‘”give us Barabbas!” Worse, it leads to spiritual filled people saying “crucify Jesus!”
We must spend these next few seasons shoring up the Kingdom of God by empowering its citizens with information. The information we share is not to be propaganda and or political posturing, but a steady dose of truth from Jesus that allows each individual to an informed decision that represents themselves. This also means the people of God must be more prayerful and studious.
Amen. © 2020 Pastor Johnny Ogletree – Houston, TX