1 Peter 1:24 For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was proclaimed to you.

What has the final authority in your life? Is it logic, the popular opinion, how we feel, the Word of God, or a mixture? Of course, the final authority should be the Word of God but, it’s easier said than done.

When decisions need to be made concerning our lives, everything must reflect the Word of God. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make sense or how we feel about the situation. What does God’s Word say about the situation?

When the doctor says we have an “incurable” disease, do we believe the doctor or do we stand in faith that through His stripes we’re healed (Isaiah 53:5)? When the popular opinion says it’s okay to fornicate or be homosexual, do we go along with the majority or do we reserve our sexuality in a heterosexual marriage (1 Corinthians 6:18)? When the news says the economy is bad and we should prepare for the worse, do we believe the news or believe regardless of the situation, all our needs are met and we are victorious in every situation (Philippians 4:19; 1 Corinthians 15:57)?

When our final authority is based in the Word of God, we honor God with our lives. When we honor God He assures us that our lives will be prosperous (Isaiah 1:19; Job 36:11). Resist the urge to conform to the ideas of this world and make your final authority the Word of God. Our logic, the popular opinion and how we feel will all change and pass away, but the Word of God remains forever.