Only Opinion that Counts

George Will

George Will

In Men at Work, George Will noted that baseball umpires are professional dispensers of pure justice. As an example, he wrote about a time when umpire Babe Pinelli called Babe Ruth out on strikes. Ruth made an argument that many people make—that popular opinion carries moral weight. He said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that last one was a ball, tomato head.”

Pinelli replied calmly, “Maybe so, but mine is the only opinion that counts.”

Don’t be swayed by the number of people who have aligned themselves against the moral law of God. In the end, only one opinion counts—that of the all-knowing Umpire of all human affairs.

“Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power.”—Proverbs 8:14.


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