The stronger your desire for something to be true, the greater your risk of being deceived.
The ultimate, infallible arbiter of truth is, of course, God. Our society has rejected him, but as much as they hate him, they can’t help replacing him. Even if it’s with some unknown 25-year-old computer science major armed with Wikipedia.
When you ask God for guidance, are you seeking his heart? Or just asking him to show you which option will have the most desirable outcome?
Jesus was not a negative person.
He didn’t walk around rebuking and criticizing and complaining about everyone and everything.
He certainly had the right to. He was the one human being who actually was better than everyone else. And yet, He didn’t look down on everybody.
In fact, quite often He praised people and rejoiced over good things they did. He even marveled at one man’s faith.