9-8-2016 Your Own Opinion
“Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion” (Romans 12:16 NKJV). “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion,” except, that is, when truth is involved! Personal preference is not the same as truth. Favorite colors, hair styles, school majors, football teams, or cars may vary, because there is not the same one for everybody! But no one is entitled to the “opinion” that stealing can be right! “Stealing” something that belongs to someone else without their permission is wrong. “Thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19 NKJV). Our opinion about it does not change the fact of the theft or the wrongness of it. Our opinion must never be confused with “truth.” The words “what I think” must not override “what God says!”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.