Monday, 4 August 2008

Opinions

It's amazing to me in a conversation, how quickly a person will be to offer an opinion. Truly, we're under no compulsion to even have an opinion on every subject known to man. I am amused when a few close friends refuse to get into Footy talk at all. They exercise good sense in simply saying how the subject doesn't interest them.

There are some subjects we should weigh in on, but let us remember that our opinions aren't necessarily the word of God. Where we can clearly reveal the truths of the gospel in conversation, we should. Where it's not so clear, we need to be certain that we balance our thinking as opinion. We might be right, and then again...

2 Peter 1:20 (MSG)
20 The main thing to keep in mind here is that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of private opinion.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was going to give my opinion on your opinion, but than I had a second opinion.

Hands On Argentina Mission Team said...

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blessings,
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Anonymous said...

Yeah I have an oppinion on this subject. Joking! As an extravert who thinks while speaking I have to be on my guard a lot in this area.
Simon.

Anonymous said...

College was good for me on this issue. I learnt that my opinion was not needed (and sometimes not wanted)in every situation. There was always enough people with enough thoughts and words on issues to be both belpful and hurting. All in good learning (but that's just my... lol)
chris

David said...

If the commissioner wants your opinion, he'll give it to you.

Jim Knaggs said...

David,

I laughed out loud.

Anonymous said...

An interesting idea - yes there are times when we need to stand up and be counted, and there are time to say nothing. Opinions can be important. I understand the current General has rewritten an Army publication and what is of real interest had the previous version proscribed. All copies are to be removed and destroyed. Now on whose opinion is this based? Graham

Ex-Salvo said...

Graham - what is the name of the publication in question? Why has the general taken this action, if your understanding is accurate?