Opinions can be wrong
If you have any social media accounts, you might have noticed how people don’t seem to be shy about sharing their opinions on just about anything and everything. And a lot of the time their opinions lash out at someone. With expletives, name-calling, and other assorted pleasantries. But it’s important to know opinions can be wrong. So, when you’re about to call somebody out, and you’re about to do it where the whole world can see…be right. And there’s a way to be sure you’re right.
Because opinions can be wrong base yours on truth.
Uh-oh, that’s a sticky point isn’t it. Truth. People will say there’s no way to know what’s true. Of course, that begs the question, “Is that true?” And those same people know better, but they’ve bought into the nonsense in order to avoid responsibility for decisions and commitments.
OK, what’s true? And what truth can you base your opinions on? Well, here’s an example of something that’s true. The sun shows up in the Eastern sky each morning. Never in the Western sky. Here are some more examples of truth. The sun is larger than the moon. It’s hot. It’s far away from the Earth. The earth has dirt, water, and air. Humans breathe air and drink water. I’m just scratching the surface of what’s true. None of those things are my opinion. They’re true.
Now, I could also get into the more philosophical side of truth, and talk about how it comes from the living, loving God of creation. But that’s where people are trying to avoid going when they say truth is negotiable. So, I’ll just say again, opinions can be wrong. And if you care about your fellow human beings…truly care…be sure you’re right. When you stick with Biblical principles, you can’t go wrong. It makes good business sense. Just remember, it’s a way of branding yourself that other people might not like. Are you ready for that?
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