Summary: No matter what you do. I want you to know that everybody always has an opinion. People never avoid their opinion of other people.
Your Opinion doesn't Matter to Me. Luke 17: 11-19.
Opinion. is powerful, sometimes it can be very negative or even lead to destruction. Opinion can lead people to destroy their life, carrier, family, even others.
People can have opinion about what they are going to wear, where to eat, what kind of wife or husband to marry or how many children to have.
* But the problem comes when people think they have OPINION about others when infact they are dead wrong.
I have always have problems with people I think are suppose to understand me better instead of having wrong opinions about me, people I tought I have been of help to them where as their OPINION about me is negative. That was JESUS' problem the world, the Pharises, the Pontius Pilate, the crowd" He taught he was there to help were as all were against Him.
The major problem comes when some people honestly believe they are always right" that is their opinion. Here is what is dangerous about presumptious and arrogance opinion.
You didn,t feel empowered to decide something base on your opinion.
For the fact that people can make opinion does not give them the right to dictate someone else' life. That is a mistake. Jesus became so powerful every time people raise opinion about Him.
He was always a step ahead of them. Yet He remains whom He was made to be.
You must know who you are or what God has made you to be irespective of human opinion. If you don't know who you are that is where you will allow the opinion of others rule and control you.
Values have nothing to do with certain clothes you are wearing, or car you are driving, or the location you leave can give you value.
You can have valuable things and not have value yourself.
The Bible says you were Fearfully and Wonderfully made, that means you came from the womb with VALUE, you came with RESPECT, AUTHORITY.
You don't need anyone to tell you how valuable you are.
The word of God already said so. Another thing to know is when you REFUSE to stand for what people say.
The lepers refused to believe that they were outcast, that they were bunch of NONENTITIES, They refuse to believe that all hope were lost when infact they have Jesus. You are not what people say unless it. It is only an OPINION. and it does not matter any more!
11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us."
14 When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed.
15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;
16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
17 Then Jesus answered, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" 19 And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well. Amen