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Popular or Principled?

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This basic inquiry has perhaps now become the most crucial question of our time.   Rather than operating from personal conviction, a large portion of people in society primarily form their life attitudes based on opinion polls and current trends.  Should we assume that the majority must always be right on concepts that really matter?  If so, how then do unjust leaders become elected?  Why are the guilty so often acquitted of crimes?  Of course, it is more apparent than ever before that when a greater number people agree with a certain point of view, they have not necessarily drawn the right conclusion. The brilliant Christian author Max Lucado once wrote: “If the majority were always right, David the shepherd boy would not have killed the giant Goliath.  Recall that his older brothers voted that he stay back home tending the sheep.”

In this world’s increasingly wayward culture, it seems that there are actually a minority of moral thinkers and doers.  Those who practice God’s righteousness – from a prayerful relationship with Him – are truly few and far between.  There is a sad tendency to assume that if most seem to support a particular position, then so should all.  Whether the issue involves common behaviors like smoking, alcohol use, sexual freedom, early-term abortion, petty stealing, or even ‘white’ lies – all are risky business and eventually produce negative consequences.  Some yield obvious health detriment – while others that become habitual affect how people perceive us – and ultimately whether they will follow that poor example or the better model of living for God.  Careless choices will inevitably bring devastation not only in ourselves – but also to our human relationships, career ambitions, and most importantly – our spiritual journey.

We must wisely purpose to take a higher road and refuse to go along with the perceived majority – which in this modern age is eons from pure and noble.  True integrity involves application of biblical principles such as relating to others as we want done to us – and valuing humanity as having been created in the very image of God Almighty.  The latter most basically includes how we manage our own bodies and souls in the day to day routine of existence.  It means eating nutritiously and avoiding toxic substances – as well as feeding our minds with morally productive thoughts as we choose to view and hear only what is beneficial and significantly wholesome.

Time is fleeting and nonrefundable.  Let us be certain it is invested in what is thoroughly profitable in this life.  May we refuse to march with the majority of thoughtless pursuers of what brings limited satisfaction – yet potentially long-term discomfort to us and others.  As we apply our hearts to the wisdom found in scriptures – our total well-being will thrive as we gain a brighter outlook for the arrival of springtime with its new promise of a hopeful tomorrow!

Quick Quote:  “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief of this nation.” – Ted Cruz, Texas Senator

Lucado Logic:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/02/26/max-lucado-trump-doesnt-pass-the-decency-test/

March Medicine:  See “Allergy End” via top tab

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Author: truluv4u

The Lord Jesus Christ has been my greatest source of peace and power for life. He faithfully guides my family through every challenge and trial. I will praise His mighty name forevermore!

2 thoughts on “Popular or Principled?

  1. Thank you for sharing this. You have encouraged and also challenged me to take a look at areas in my life where I may be compromising or just going along with the crowd. God calls us to be holy and to walk worthy of the calling. It is sad to see many people, along with believers, just swimming in the same direction as all the other fish. My dad used to have a shirt that said ‘ go against the flow’ and it was this little fish swimming all alone in the opposite direction of the big group/school of fish. Good picture to match your article 🙂 thanks again and God bless xoxx

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    • So glad you were inspired Hannah. We also own a “Go against the flow” shirt – your dad was very wise. Thanks for sharing that analogy – wholly appropriate for this post!

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