Sunday, January 1, 2012

Everyone thinks their opinion is right

Have you ever heard anyone say something along these lines, "She thinks her opinion is right." Of course I think my opinion is right...if I didn't, I'd change my opinion! Think about it. No one says, "I think my opinion is wrong so I'm sticking with it." That's just silly. That's why I think it's so funny when someone says, "They think they're right." Way to state the obvious!

The thing is, I do...think I'm right, I mean. That's the problem. I often base my opinion on what I think. I'll be honest, I'm not a very good judge of what is right. As a plumb-line, sometimes I can just be plumb wrong! I think my way is the best way, and my opinion is the right one.

Really, the only way we can know what is right and true is to go to the source of righteousness and truth - God. That's when I usually realize just how "NOT right" I am! It doesn't really matter what I think; it's what He thinks that matters!

Looks like I'm in for an interesting year.

Proverbs 16:25

New International Version (NIV)

 25 There is a way that appears to be right,
   but in the end it leads to death.

Isaiah 55:9

New International Version (NIV)

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
   so are my ways higher than your ways
   and my thoughts than your thoughts.


nmaisel said...

Donna, we were just talking about those exact verses this week. In my opinion - You are "Right"

Anonymous said... some point in time in the journey of a serious seeker,they will develope this thought even further..and this can be somewhat the end though Im thinking that each of us may be held accountable to God only for how faithfully we adhered to what we sincerely believed was 'The Truth'..thus,with this understanding of personal faith,we ought then never judge our brothers beliefs (as being right or wrong)..each is to work-out his own salvation before God alone..

Anonymous said...

P.S. ...when we fall into the 'right/wrong' mentality we have erred and forsaken relationship with God for a set of mere propositional statements..