Hear and Heed the Voice of God

You should want praise from
God and not from humans.
     —Romans 2:29

Are you sensitive to what others think of you? Aren’t we all?

Dr. Raj Raghunathan, a professor at the University of Texas, teaches a course about happiness. At the beginning of the semester, he asks his students to tell him what they hope to get out of the class. Dr. Raghunathan says one answer—variously worded—consistently tops all others: “I would like to learn how to stop being bothered by what others are thinking of me.”

The apostle Paul was going against the grain of our sensitive psyche when he told the Corinthians, “I care very little if I am judged by you” (1 Cor 4:3).

Vox populi vox Dei—the voice of the people is the voice of God—is dead wrong. Hear and heed the voice of God.

Refuse to be imprisoned
by the judgment of critics.

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