What’s that deafening rumble of thunder that makes me want to crawl in a hole and hide for the rest of my life?
That’s just nine gazillion voices screaming in my ear every waking moment. That’s just the whole world saying, “I’m right, and everyone else on the planet is dead wrong.”
Nutrition. Culture. Leisure. Technology. Health care.
Religion. Education. Money. Entertainment.
Relationships. Tradition. Politics.
Possessions. Etc and etc.
Within each category, an endless number of sub-categories, and for every sub-category, at least as many opinions as there are persons in existence. All of which can’t possibly be exclusively correct, now can they?
So we read varying viewpoints, weigh the pros and cons, check to see how the Bible compares, and delve into heated debates, hoping to come out on the other end with the perspective that outsmarts them all.
But all that remains is another opinion. Our own, perhaps. And surely a more balanced one. But still nothing more than another one of those gazillion voices.
What if one opinion could rise above the rest? What if we could find out what God thinks? What if we could hear only his voice rumbling in our souls?
In the simplest, yet oft-forgotten act, we so gloriously can.
By opening a Book, we can shut out all other voices and give ear to God’s all-righteous and far-superior opinion.
. . . because his “opinion” equals truth, and in the end, that’s the only opinion that really matters.
So we start with the Word, soak in the Word, trust the Word, cling to the Word, hope in the Word, rest in the Word . . . so that, in an unruly world of opinion, we might run first – and listen foremost – to the Word, and surrender all other notions to that.
In a world of opinion, we don’t have to merely survive. We can crawl out of that hole and march forward victorious, with the Opinion of the Ages in our grip. For all others will be cast aside by that Sword, and that alone.
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