Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In the Way of Opinion





The way of opinions is quite intense
And often thrives on difference
Imagine if we’d all agree
How monotonous life would be

Is anything more vehement
Than over-heated argument
Where we know we are right but they
Insist on seeing it their way?

Some people thrive within the quest
Of disagreeing with the rest
Always equipped with quick dissent
Just for the sake of argument

But we are all entitled to
And victims of our point of view
Until we take off shoes we wore
In miles we never walked before

© Janet Martin

Sometimes we’re accused of doing a complete 180.(read here for differing opinions on what a 180 really is!;-) 
Maybe the 180 came after God changed our view-point so we would change our point of view.
Opinions are great as long as they do not ignore/dispute the infallible word of God.

 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 2 Tim.2:23

But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. Titus 3:9

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? James 4:1

If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. 1 Tim. 6:3-5

2 comments:

  1. Good to see you again, Janet. A wise and well thought out poem.

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  2. Hi Sara, good to see you too! thank-you for dropping by:)

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