He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.
Sometimes we think we’ve seen the exact same thing before. Sometimes we are sure we know what someone else is thinking. Sometimes we just get impatient. But for whatever reason we prejudge a situation without getting all the facts, we will often end up regretting our hasty judgment.
Often there are nuances that we don’t see. Hearing the whole matter, and generally hearing both sides of a matter, is necessary to make a wise judgment that we won’t be ashamed of.
For more about making proper judgments, see “What Did Jesus Mean by ‘Judge Not’?”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “If I Have Not Love.”