“This is what I think.” This is what God says.
What a difference there is between these two statements.
The first – “This is what I think” – tells us that it’s all about human opinion. It tells us that human opinion is all that we have – nothing more than human opinion.
The second – “This is what God says” – tells us that there’s more than human opinion. There’s the Word of the Lord.
There are so many things, in life, that are a matter of human opinion. Often, we have to say, “We agree to disagree.”
We agree to disagree – Is this all that we have? or Can we ask the question, “Is there a word from the Lord?” – and give the answer, “There is” (Jeremiah 37:17).
The question that was brought to Jeremiah, all those centuries ago, is still the most important question we can ask. Is this a question that we can lightly dismiss with the words, “It’s all a matter of human opinion”?
Is there a guiding light that will bring us through life’s many dark times?
Have we outtgrown the words of the Psalmist – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105)?
Do we no longer need to hear the words of Jesus – “Your word is truth” (John 17:17)?
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” “Your word is truth.”
When it feels like everything is a mater of human opinion, may we read the words of the Psalmist and the words of our Saviour, and may we say, “This is more than human opinion. This is the Word of the Lord.”