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It is so easy to allow the words of others to defeat us. In John 7, Jesus could have allowed the words spoken by others to defeat, or even shape Him if He desired to be controlled by them. “Then the Jews sought Him at the feast, and said, ‘Where is He?’ And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, ‘He is good’; others said, ‘No, on the contrary, He deceives the people. However, no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews” (John 7:11-13, NKJV). There was much confusion surrounding what the people thought about Jesus. Sometimes it is that way with regard to us. Since we can’t control what others think – what shall we do? We want to be sure that when others interpret what they see and hear the only “material” given them is that which glorifies the Lord. That is what Jesus did and we need to do the same.