In responding to a question from the Corinthian believers (I Cor. 7:25), Paul replied, I have no commandment [word] from the Lord; yet I give judgment . . .. In other words, Paul says that he has no word from God concerning the matter, but will offer his own judgment or opinion. Interestingly, Paul’s judgment (or opinion) was so close to the mind and heart of God that it became a part of Holy Scripture. His mind had become so renewed in the truths of God’s word that his own thinking was now in sync with the mind of the Lord.
Does this mean that the opinions of a godly and mature person today are to be preferred over the multitude of “thus saith the Lords” that are going about in the land? I think so! What do you think?
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. – Paul in Rom. 12:2