You may have a right to your opinion but is your opinion right? All opinions are not equal. I notice sometimes when two people are arguing strongly that one of them will finally retort: “Well, I have a right to my opinion.” Their statement seems to imply that simply asserting their right gives validity to their view.
My dictionary gives one definition of the word opinion as: “a belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge.” We should all be willing to give up a strong impression we have in favor of positive knowledge. So my suggestion is that we submit all our opinions – no matter how strong, to the sure truth of God’s Word.
Luke 21:33 says; “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” God doesn’t just offer “opinions”; his Word is the standard for truth with a capital T – absolute TRUTH.
Often, our opinions are formed from our background or life experiences. Sometimes they are even formed on misinformation or false assumptions. I saw this in my own life when I was newly saved. After reading the Bible, I was left with no choice but to fill an extra large garbage bag with junk opinions and throw them on the trash heap. I may have had a right to them but they were dead wrong.
To this day, I have to be willing to give up my “right” to my opinion in favor of God’s. His opinion is the only one that equals truth every single time. So – let me ask you: what is God’s opinion of your opinions? His are the only ones always right. Right?