Boy, don’t I know it. That is my reaction when I read, “The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” (Proverbs 18:17) This is just one of the many gems in this chapter. You’ve heard before something that goes like this: “There are three sides to every story—one side, the other side, and the real side.” The truth of a story is sometimes hard to find.
What are we to do? For starters, we can keep this in mind when someone is presenting to us a real negative side about another person. Regardless of who it is that is telling you the tale, always keep in mind that there is probably more to the story that is being left out even if it is unintentional or even unknowingly.
How important is this? Somewhere, someone is telling a tale about you. Don’t you hope that the hearer gives you the benefit of the doubt that there may be more to the story?
Show wisdom today. Don’t believe everything you hear about someone. Someone somewhere is hearing something about you.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.