Opinion or Truth?

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Galatians 1:10




If you don’t learn how to deal with rejection you will place too much value on the opinions of people and not enough on the purposes of God.

They say there are two guarantees in life: death and taxes.

Let me suggest another one that I think you will agree with: people are fickle.

Those who love you today may be the same ones to turn on you tomorrow.

Did you ever wonder how many of the same people dropping palm branches before Jesus at His triumphal entry into Jerusalem were in the same crowd just a few days later shouting “Crucify him!”?

That’s the risk you take when you place all of your trust in the opinions of man.

Those opinions change.

God doesn’t have ‘opinions’ in the way we would define them.

He is truth and He speaks truth.

The depth of our trust in man’s opinion is a good measure of the depth of pain we will feel at mans’ rejection.

All of us face the pressure to conform.

In part, Jesus was rejected by the Jewish leaders because He did not conform to their rules and traditions.

But Jesus came to do the will of the Father, not the will of man.

He valued the Father more than He valued the opinions of anyone on earth.

That is why He could forgive those who rejected Him and, while on the cross, asked His Father to do the same.

Will you hold on to your rejection or will you surrender it?

Will you esteem Gods purposes as greater than the opinions of man?

It comes down to choices again.

God advises us to choose Him and choose life.

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