Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 17:1-11, 26-32, 38-51 (day one)

Notice the contrast?  David’s older brother says of him, “I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is”–v 28.  The Lord says of David, “He is man after my own heart.”–Acts 13:22.  Which opinion is true?

Same thing happened with Jesus.  The Father saw a “beloved Son in whom I am well pleased”–Matthew 3:17.  The leaders of the Jewish nation thought He was dangerous and demon-possessed.

“To me it is very small thing that I should be examined by you. . .but the one who examines me is the Lord.  Therefore. . . wait until the Lord comes who will bring to light what is hidden and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.”–1 Corinthians 4:3-5.

To follow Christ I must be prepared to face the negative judgements of the world.  I must be satisfied with the Lord’s opinion of me, and it only.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

One thought on “Opinions”

  1. God is holy; men are unholy. God is impartial/unbiased; men are partial/biased. God is the judge of the universe; all men are subject to God’s judgement. God loves us unconditionally; men’s love for others is conditional. God’s power and authority are unlimited; men’s power and authority are limited. God is unchanging; men are changing when circumstances change. God’s word is unchanging; men’s words are to be tested with times and circumstances. God has no competitors; men compete against each other for God’s resources. God is the sole provider for men’s survival; men are the recipients of God’s resources. God knows our needs and our hearts; men don’t. God sees and judges us based on the conditions of our hearts; men see and judge each other based on outward appearances. God choose people after His heart to serve His mission; men choose people to serve a mission based on what on a resume and on outward appearances. God is in total control of the universe; men aren’t. God is just; men are opinionated. God listens; men create doubts and suspicions. God lives forever; men have the beginning and ending.

    God knows all about us and knows deep down in our hearts; men don’t. Whose judgment or opinion matters? Whom do you trust?

    I trust God’s opinion of me, not men. I found some other reasons why it is better to trust in God than to trust in men.

    8 Reasons Why It Is Better To Trust In The Lord Than To Trust In Man. Sermon by Ejike Monwuba, Psalms 118:8-9 – SermonCentral.com


    6 Reasons Why We Should Trust God | Ryan Maher


    What are your rationales for trusting God’s opinions of you? At the end of my life, it matters between God and me. He is the judge and His opinions matter! Fear God!

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