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Life’s Dilemma: 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 upon current trends and opinion polls.  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 – because his older brothers would have 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 our 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 to invest 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 the 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!

A Word in Season:  “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:  http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/february-web-only/why-max-lucado-broke-his-political-silence-for-trump.html?share=8Wdo/u7n2vsdeS8lu12vTFcmUyD6zK//

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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 “Life’s Dilemma: Popular or Principled?

  1. I enjoyed the post and it is right on Biblically. Thank you for your thoughts. Very edifying.

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  2. As scriptures says, we must redeem the time because the days are evil. This is a challenge for us to continue to be salt and light to this culture, which needs both! Thanks for raising the standard, Beth!

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