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Maybe you have heard the saying: Opinions are like noses — everyone has one.
When is it just an opinion? When it is based on emotion or taking sides in a situation. We should be careful not to think that our opinion is right, and everyone else’s is wrong. When it comes to the word of God, that is not an opinion — it is the absolute truth.
I have learned recently that loyalty — right or wrong — only goes so far. As long as you say and do everything someone else thinks is right, people are with you. But once you don’t, then they think something is wrong with you.
What I find even more interesting is that people will give you their opinion even when you don’t ask for it. They feel as if it is their right to give you their opinion, and if you do not listen to it, then somehow they feel rejected. I personally do not offer my opinion unless specifically asked for it.
We live in a very sad day when someone’s opinion means more than God’s word. We will violate the word of God to be heard, to say what we feel, even if it is not accurate or based on fact. I do believe in the multitude of counsel there is safety, unless it does not agree with your opinion.
I believe we all ought to make sure that we are not moved by what others think more than by what God says.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 @ 7:48 AM CDT
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