Thought #1: But don't worry, there will be enough people around to criticize you in hindsight without acknowledging that fact.
Thought #2: This is why, as a Christian, I find prayer to be crucial to decision making. God does have all the information. Ask Him.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for adopting me as your son. I know that it was your grace that did it. I ask for your help and strength to become worthy of being your child. My hands falter, and my efforts are fruitless. In you alone will I find my success.
Rev. 4:1 ->This is a unique happening for John.
Isaiah 37:4 ->The Lord, YOUR God ->Said by Hezekiah to Isaiah...get the preacher, we need his God to help
Isaiah 37:20 ->O Lord, Our God ->Said by Hezekiah to the Lord...never mind the preacher, let's remember our own relationship with God
Proverbs 26:2 ->Quit stressing on such things. Don't live in fear of random curses or the angry words of unbelievers.
Proverbs 26:7 ->Hm. Like people who cite Scripture without a hint of godliness or a clue what it means. 1 John 4:8 comes to mind.
Proverbs 26:18-19 ->Be careful with your joking. You can't take it back.
1 Samuel 9:4 ->Saul and Kish are of the tribe of Benjamin. Why don't they live in the land of Benjamin?
1 Timothy 3:5 ->Not his business, his household. Why do we miss this? Why do we elevate people who succeed in business at the cost of their family?
1 Timothy 3:5 ->Also, obviously churches have problems, so knowing how to handle problems in your family would be a good thing. We're not expecting a perfect family from church leaders, just one that is well-directed toward godliness.