Tyranny of Numbers

Numbers count in today’s world. Numbers define our identity (passport, license, PIN, & ID #s), assess our performance (grades, GPAs, output), and measure our worth or success (bank figures & credit card limits). Even moral standards and truth are gauged by popularity, polls, or statistics. But let’s beware of the tyranny of numbers (Matthew 7:13, 14): “If you lower the standard in order to secure popularity & an increase of numbers, & then make this increase a cause of rejoicing, you show great blindness. If numbers were evidence of success, Satan might claim the pre-eminence; for, in this world, his followers are largely in the majority” (E.G. White). Numbers count, but weight counts more.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim.

 

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