The elementary school teacher writes on the board, “2 + 2 = 4.” A little kid raises his hand and says, “I think it equals 3.” He’s entitled to his opinion – but he’s wrong!
The man finishes painting the room in red – fire hydrant red! His wife walks in and states: “I don’t like the color blue you chose. Can we paint it red?” She is entitled to her opinion (and probably should get her eyes checked) – but she’s wrong!
Sitting in your car on the side of the road, the policeman hands you a ticket for driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. You raise your voice: “The speed limit should be 70 here!” You are entitled to your opinion but the law is the law. And because its 55 mph and you drove 70 mph, you need to pay up.
Every day we voice our opinion about a number of situations and scenarios around us. We’re entitled to our opinion, whether or not anyone listens. Yet at the end of the day, such thoughts about the temporary things won’t really matter in fifty years – or even next year.
But what you don’t want to get wrong is your view of eternity. While many suggest there are multiple ways to get to heaven, Jesus declared this: “The only way through the Father is through Me.” It’s Jesus. Always has been and always will be. Case closed. Your opinion counts, but His word matters most!