Here’s a question for our consideration as we sit on a beach by the vastness of the ocean… or where ever we may be sitting…
Take a good look at the photograph. You’ll notice the waves. Can you hear them? Regular. Never ending.
“Every breaking wave, on the shore, tells the next on there’ll be one more…”*
Take another look. See the oil tankers? See how small they are relative to the ocean?
If we have no doubt of our acceptance, forgiveness and place of adoption by God through the finished work of Jesus,
Yet we are overly concerned about the opinions of humans,
Then in some way aren’t we putting their opinions at a higher authority than His?
If this is the case, haven’t we made idols out of those opinions by giving them undue influence in our minds and hearts?
See, the oil tankers, when compared to the vastness of the ocean, are quite small.
As should be the opinions of humans.
Let’s strive instead to make God’s opinion paramount, peasing Him through giving HIM glory.
After the ships are long gone, rusting in some dry dock, or forgotten at the bottom, the waves will continue to proclaim the glory of God.
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” Psalms 115:1 ESV http://bible.com/59/psa.115.1.esv
* “Every Breaking Wave” U2, Songs of Innocence