Whom Do You Trust?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The ancient Hittites created a powerful military force. Their innovations included a specially adapted chariot that enabled warriors to fight with lethal efficiency.

As they expanded their empire, the Hittites, from their homeland in Anatolia (modern Turkey), expanded southward, coming into increasing conflict with Egypt. The result was a common border and disputes over control.

In an effort to end this conflict, in 1285 BC Egypt launched a major invasion of Hittite territory. Describing their attitude, Egyptians called the Hittites their “vile enemy.”

The battle focused on Kadesh, a town located just north of the Sea of Galilee. History suggests that the battle may have been a draw. Although there is more evidence to suggest that it was a victory for the Hittites, in the official Egyptian account, they were triumphant.

Ignoring facts, Pharaoh Ramesses II made this battle a focal point of his reign, wanting to prove that he was strong and powerful. Temple walls depicted Ramesses leading the Egyptian army into battle. Because he distorted the outcome, Egyptians believed his story, even though it wasn’t true.

This is a vivid example of how historical accounts and modern news are written by flawed human beings with subjective interests, limited knowledge, and specific agendas. Also, we see that people can shape their accounts of events to accomplish their own selfish purposes.

We need to remember this. All of us have opinions, and we only know “in part” (1 Corinthians 13:12). This is true for reporters and politicians, scientists and generals. And also for opinionated entertainers.

In your life, remember that Jesus is the Truth (John 14:6). With Him there are no opinions. Just truth! He knows the truth about you, about other people, and about world events. Make sure that you depend on Him.